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1 To eonic to Jesus is to become like 
' Him — to le.irii tlint man's iluty to 
I man and to God, i» to teacli iniin to 
know his rcnl condition, and to di- 
'•(^niiio unto Mi\ all yc that labor aad arc j j.^.^.^ |,ij,^ ^q ^hc source wlicnce all his 
h(*Tv laden, and I will ijrivo you rosl^" — I , i- , . ■ i 

>Sii 11 : 28. ' ^^n"'s can lie Bupphed ; to induce 

Kvcry one who' is away from, or him to sacrifice a temporal rest, in 
out of Christ, is weary and heavy la- j order that he may gain one that is 
d«i. There may be very little, or no j eternal. 

eoHscionsne.s,s of the labor which the; How unspeakably happy the soul, 
sinner pcrforntK, and of tiie burden | that has by comiiij; lo C^hrist taken 
which he carries; yet there is no j i est uimn a foundation that will eu- 
cavthly calling <ir prospect, which if : dure forever, well might it be coni- 
cJigagcil in by man, has not its labor j manded, and well may it willingly 
and burden. The imai;inatiou in obey that heavenly mandate to ."sing 
vaiu conceives « place on earth, de- praises to God forever, having gain 

A'ur lilt Pilgrim, 'through all lyernity. lint we are ml 
SOJOUBNIHO. I sure of ever 'getting there; we may 

•• Pa.» the ihno of jour eojonrnlng here i ">ake shipwreck of our faith ; and the 
in fear," 1 I'eiiir 1 : 10. i Scriplurcs oidy give promise to th"-i- 

The apostle -I'cter, when making ; ^^.|m |,„|ji „|,t (-.liiiifiiHy to the end. 
useof this language, undoubtedly saw ; ]!|-cthren and sistei-s, if wo stand 
the necessity of warning the people, | j,j,„^, (o the word of (iod, and pass our 
and exhorting thcni how they shouhl j (j^^, „f sojourning hcru in fear, we 
pass the time of their sojourn, while j ^.m \.^„^\ safely on the olher side of 
traveling through this world. As all .Jordan. 

Scripture is given for our edilication, i ];„( the .sinner, where is he travcl- 
we feel as those words were left lorljugjo? We ask you sinner, win 

ycrvin'^ the name heaven ; every sin- 
lul earllily pleasure, gives a vcno- 
mons sting at last ; even the most 
glaring worldly prospect, when view- 
ed from every position — the bitter 

our instruction, just as well as they i j,^^ ^.p,, ti-.nvelin] 

]f you are 

were to the persons he was speaking ] 1,0,^,51 enough, you will re|ily to hdl. 

ed a heritage that allbrds peace, safe- 
ty and rest forever more. 

The invilaiion given by Christ to i 
mankind to attain to happiness, is so 
far-reaching and so general that none 

to at that time. We will endeavor to 

make some brief remarks upon the 

.subject, not e.xpcetiug to bring up any- p,,,.^,^,.^ ^„,\ 

thing new before the nr'nds of our j 

readers but the idea is that we raiglit 

unless you repent from your wicked- 
Sinner, jiause in your wiekiil 

taken with the sweet — cannot by any j need fear but those who willfully re- 
means claim a result so glorious as j fuse (o accept the profl'ered gift ; for 
that of coming to Christ. j "the Spirit and the bride say eomc. 

The condition of tlioso who are j and let him that heareth say, come, 
awav from, and out of Christ, may I and let him that is athirst, come, and 
1)6 compared to a vessel and its cren\ whosoever will let him come, and 
sailing round and approaching nearer j take the waters of life freely." 
10 the ecnter of a 3/<7ete/-m«. As the j Come thfn all who labor and are 
siiip is borne oil in the irresistible : heavy laden, and find rest unto your 
-iiiTcnt, some of the voyagers labor souls. Come and die with Christ 
»-Jiariat.tke helin and wheel to change that you may live at-.d reign with 
ilie cimrse of their vessel, regardless I Him in glory. He, and they that fol- 
iifthc renionstrative cries and en- : low Him, arc the ftirest among thous- 
troatics of their friends, to desist their i amh and altogether lovely. He does 
labor and trust to being saved from 1 not ask us to "bow down our heads 
a horrible calamity by coming into a 1 as Imlrushes" or to "alHict our souls." 
life-boat. .\11 on board are sen.siblc j He does not ask you to become un- 

imprcss the subject upon their minds 
in such a manner that they might be 
bcnelited thereby. We .say the subject 
is a short aiuWamiliar one ; but short 
and familiar as it may seem, if close 
attention is jiaid thereto, we will find 
that it eontaius a great deal of weighty 


Wc will look at the subject under 
the three following heads, viz: 

Fini. Who a sojourner is. »S'cc- 
onrlli/. Where he is traveling to, and 
Thirdhj. Why he should pass his 
time of sojourn in fear. 

come let us reason to- 
gether" for a little while. 

l/Ct us look at the subject in a iiin- 
poral view again. Il you had bcfoiv 
you two countrie?; one in whicli llic! 
climate is sahibriouii, the soil fertile, 
the people very kind and sociable, and 
you could live there in ease all tin- 
days of your life. The other a ccniKry 
in which the climate is sickly, the soil 
barren, the people very wicked, and 
where you would be in <langer ol' 
losing your life, if among them. 

The road to the former caintry li- 
very narrow, rough and hilly, while 
to the hutcT it is wide, level and wUi 
be traveled with ease. \ie ask you. 

We all know that a sojourner IS one I ^^l^.^,_^_,.j._^^^ ^,,,^__,^ ,^;„ ^,„^ ,^^^._ 
who is away from home ; one who is ] ^^^^ ,^^.^^^^, ^_. ^^^^ ___^_.^.^,^ ., ^y^ j,,;,,,. 
in a distant land, surrounded «"!>, ,o„|d 3„,., I will take the narrow 

strangers ; one who is eagerly waiting [ ^,^^j ^^^^ .^ j ^;,,^ ^^^ ^.,^„j|^^^ j ^i,,,,). 
for the tim« when he 18 to return to | ^ ^_^__ ^_,^^,|_ j|^^_^ deliglifful country, 
his native land, to greet his Incuo.s, | , , , ,, .\. ._ ,,. ,, ..... 

happy even in this life, but gently I from whom he has been 

absent for 

f they remain in ihe doomed [ i,„,l meekly entreat us to be diligent I some time, and who are impatiently j ^ ^^^^^^^^ \^^ uneasy all the lime, li.r 

of the awful cala-slrojihe that awaits 
them i 

nhip, but still thev arc loath 10 aban- 1 in bis service, that wc mav be truly i wailing for his rctn 
dou her and some of them say, "to- happv, that we should not be afraid : ,SVr(,m%. Whereis ho traveling to? 
morrow" until they are whirled into ™ill' ""y amazement, but to rejou'C | !„ io„Ui„g at this point in a temporal 

with joy unspeakable, and again He . ^.j^ „.|,^^ ^^^ ^ ,_ to lake a 
ctcrnitv. reioiee. lie wants us to be , ' , , , 

To come to Christ, is sim|.ly to be- 1 :;;,,,,ul and ghul in keeping his com- 1 J"""'^-, we always know where we 
licvc iu Him — to believe that He is i ,„,.i„dnients. He gives ns rest, fceils 
the Son of God, and that He is equal 1 our sonl with the bread of life, leads 
with God and eon.seqnently to follow ">^ ""t ''.v the pure waters of the r.ver 
in His footsteps, doing what He says. 

The condition of the soul is such, 
that something firm and inili.s.soliible i o,,,. niiiuls, by restoring us from spir 

is retiuired upon which it may rest, itual blindness lospiritual light, tell- ! of action to an endless eternity, 
U.rist i« that rock, and to rest upon ing us the will of the Father.-, j „|,„e we arc traveling to is a matter j God. 
into the feelings of I '^^'1'™*;'' J-^ 'T\ '.' m .1 •*' " li' "■l"'--'> ™1'"''™ ""'• »'te"'i<>" 

where I .shall enjoy myself all the 

are going to. .luit so it is in a spir- 
itual view. Wc know that we are all 
j traveling to eternity as fast as the 
of life, cares for us, and is with ue „.|,e(.ls of time can move us on, and 

unto the end. 
He gi' 

St by enlightening I "° 

long will come to our journeys 

days of my life. In the other country 

neasy all the lime, 
fear of getting sick or of being killed 
by those bad peoide. Were this si', 
thev could no more than kill the body, 
but remember you have some grcaiir 
things to (ear. H'you live a wicked 
life and die in your sins, you will Lc 
thrust down to hell, and there made 
to call upon some one, like the ricii 
man, to dip his linger in water and 
cool your parched tongue, with which 

end, when we will pass from thisstagc , 

Ihit ' y^" ^^ often blasplictncd '.he namei-t 

is t» enter 

Christ, yea to enter into his very be- 
ing l>y following into His foot-|iriiits 
found in ttic Bible. The essence and ' 
nsult of such an a-similation with 
lh« Soa of God, is His love shed 1 
abroad in the heart, being the same I 

as tile end of failh or tilt jalv»tion of i j;i, L's." J.' ]!. G.iBVKB. 

i:ie soil. I Sliirlrysburg, Pa. 

.V — ^\'c ' Thiritli/. Why he should pass bis 

trial, bu(iretled-liale<l l.y the world, j ^^.j^l.-'rofoTto be ChriJtians, have all I time in fear. This [..rt rfour si.iw 

:::! 'iri-'dcslni^io™'^' Hc'1t!;rt , star.,' .br that lainl where it is all [ joct is worthy of notice. W. will a,. 

grace snlTicient for every trial, ena- ' one bright day; where night never admit that our time ot .sojourn here, 


bliiig and enconroging us to fight f come?, and where flows the stream of 
valientlv, and never to give the bat- j jiyi„g „Hlcr.s, on tlic banks of which 
tic over until we "come off more 'l'^" ^,^„,,, the tree of life, yielding twelve 
conquerors through Hun TIt,\T I.dV- . . '- ° 

' .. ■" •• ■■ . manner of fruits and where the song 

of Moses and the I^mb will be sung 

is but a vapor to coinprre tii that end- 
less eternity whi<*h we are all so iio.I 
approaching. Our lime here mio- 
pared with eternity, is much less tlniib 
one drop of water eom[>ared wilh the 


-reat orean. Is it not etrangc then, 
tliat Vic live 8o careless ami unconcern- 
ed KS tliongli we were like tlie duml> 
Iiriilc, wlicn we die cease U> h:f No 
lliat will not be the case with us; we 
(Mily die to live again and tbiit for- 

We arc only placed in thi'* world 
I'll- a bhort time, tomalcc a choice ofa 
niafifer, whom we will serve ihroiijih 
cicrnity. Anti ih it not hlrang<i, yea 
Hirauge indeed, that intelligent pcr- 
M'tiw will Bpcnd their fi;w nhort and 
!l-(ting dayH, in sorving.i master they 
w'liild flee from if it was in their power 
m to do, when the time wil! come that 
liicy will liavcty continue seivingtlic 
nm; they had served here, ihrosigh 
ilii' ceaselt'MH ngox nf elernily. Can 
we not, brethren and sistcrH, I'orm'iicv 
riwulnlionH, honcolorlh tu be more 
rfaluiis ill our chri.-:tia!i profossiun, 
and in the morning of each day, eiU 
lliis suhjeet lo nur mind. Vim your 
lime orbojourning here in f(.*ar,and in 
ihc evening c;ill to remembrance, 
llitt onr journey is one day nuarerthe 
cm!, and that we have one day mure 
In [;ivc an iiccounL of at ihc groat day 
mI judgment. jMay (Jod give ii:i 
(i) work out our suur.s salvation while 
ii U culled to-day, that wluin the night 
of death will come, we can gladly 
nntet it; and pass from this world of 
i^iirrow, to that world of joy, tiiere to 
lij with our brethren and sisters, and 
engage in praising God throughout 
tlie cudlcsaagod of eternity. 

S. M. Smith. 

Bradford, 0. 

tlie enjoyment. Oh, what a gloomy 
sight! They who had everything that 
wjis dcsinlde — they can no longer 
enjoy. IJut this is not all; tliere 
was a penalty annexed to that law. 
"The day thou catest thereof, thou 
shall bureiy die." Thuj Adam and 
his proalerity were tinown under the 
power of ihc spiritual death. Where- 
fore a.i bv one man, sin entereil into 
the world, and death by sin, so death 
sed upon all men for that all have 


'•nplinltl whal ninumT of Into llio Father 
liiiUi lii'stnwpd upon 11H lltHl wc should be 
f.ilK'd UiL- Sun-i olOod." 1 Jolm 3; 1. 

.lohn, thai beloved diMiple of -losus, 
declares the singular hive of God in 
umUing us II 8 sons, and iu -luhn 1 : 
lljl'Jwe read, "that Ho came to 
His own, ami Uis own received Him 
nol, but as rn-.iny ns did rc»HMVe Him 
to them gave He power to become 
the sons of (iod, even to them that 
believed on His name." Tlien wo in- 
fer that it i.-i by rc-eivlng Clirifit a? 
our Savior, and belitrving in His name 
ihat wo can be called Jli.s ehildron. 
IK) wc then truly appreciate the love 
ofGod manifvsted towards u-;. When 
we, for a mtuneut, eoaslde" the gj-eat 
and abundant provision of the Gospel 
caloulatcd for uur juvscnt and ever- 
lasting welfare, wc must biMuadc to 
siiy w\\\\ the l*.sLi!nii-i!, "what is man 
that thou art minduil of him, or 
the Sun nf M:ii), that tliou visitelh 
him." Whvu God created man, it 
WHS )tis dciign that ihcy sliould be 
happy, and fver has been his will, 
f^r it in not His will tint any should 
perish, but have everlasting life. — 
After iho tr'aii»m, «iur first parcnis 
were plactd in (he i^ardeu of Kdcn, 
where tln-y cmhl enjoy the |ircseuceof 
tlic'r innkLT, but God gave them a !;iw 
(M- etunm ml. tud told iIumu what thov 
••httuhl do mid white thi\v slmuM not 
do, and also i(>)d th'Ui, \v!i:U should 
lolJMW providing they sihould vitdate 
the law ; but we find (hat they (rans- 
pre-"iL*d that Ivw, und cnubcNjucntlv 
tliey werv» driven out of Kden, (iiat 
deiighiful place, aad was deprived of 


Much might be said upon tlic fall 
of man, and I desire to be brief, but 
wc should bear in mind, that there 
wari a time when there was no eye tf) 
pity, no arm to save, and eternal life 
was not attainable, until the time 
that Gcd saw proper to restore 
fallen humanity. Thanhs be unto 
the liord, wlio, in his iiifmite mercy, 
hath opened a way to the l*aradi.'-e of 
Gftd, and brought life and immortal- 
ity to light through the Gospel. — 
'*ijehold what- manner of live the 
K.-ither hath bestowed upon us." — 
*'(io<l so loved the world that be gave 
his only begotten Sun, tliat whosoev- 
er belicvcth on him, should not per- 
ish, but have everlasting life," It 
was nut for any merit of ours, tliat 
wc are so highly favored ujion tlie 
side of God, but we should deep- 
ly consider what our reilcmpllonco^t. 
Ai^er our Savior fmd delivered unto 
us His Father's will, he had scaled it 
with his own blood. 

Dear reader, let us often look back 
on Calvary — there we see Jesus wiio 
was made a Utile lower than the an- 
gels, ibr the suilcring of death, crown- 
ed with glory and honor, thai he, by 
the grace of CJod, slioirid taste death 
for every man tte, He who was al- 
ways ready toadminister (o the wants 
of mankind, must now be naiied to 
the cross, there tosulfer and tlie that 
we might live. "Though he wa^ 
rich, yet for our sake he became poor, 
that wc through his poverty miglit I 
become rich." Let me .say to you, 
my dear friend.s, who are yet out of 
the ark of safety, when you behold 
the great love of God, and what lie 
has done for you, how do you feel? 
Do you not see that you are walking 
in forbidden paths, and that by dis- 
obeying iiis counsel you cannot in- 
herit eternal lite? Oh then come 
and take refuge iu the sanctuary, un- 
der the tree of life, the ignominious 
cross of a bleeding Savior. Fly ibr 
safety to that city of refuge opened 
in his bleeding wounds. His dying 
merits, His jierfeet obedience, will 
then be a-* riveis of water in a dry 
place, or as the shadow vl' u great 
rock in a dreary land. Uenicmber 
that you are now brought wlicre the 
atiming blood uf Christ will re:U'ii 
your case, and" unless you apply it 
you cannot be s,ived. l'"iu' au illus- 
traiiou of (bis matter, suppose you 
wtiuld fall into :i greai pit, and there 
vcrv! 1 o possible way of esc;ipe; but 
afer a while perliaps when all hopes 
of beiitg delivered were exhausicd, 
some kind frieml would come along 
and uftVr you means whereby you 
eoidd make your csiape. Ob bow- 
glad you would feel, and how ready 
you aio to take hold of those means 
handed down to you, but i)rovided 
you would not take hold of tho.^c 
means cidculaied for your rescue, 
you will never be brought out, but 
finally perish. Just so with the 
means of gr.u-c. Ifvoudo not make 
the proper a]>plicatiuii, you have no 
promise of entering into the maj- 

sions of eternal joy. Would it not ; maker. Althougli he carried ou farat 

then be wisdom in ycm, to forsake the 

error of your way and join iu with 

the overtures of mercy, before it i.x . f>ei>ple brought vara, 

too late? Life and death is set be- '^ •- -'"' ''" 

fore us in the Gospel. We can now 
choose or refuse, and it Js appointed un- 
to man imce to die, but afier that the 
judgment; and again, it is .said that 
"we must all appear before the judg- 
ment seat of Christ, to give acejunt 
for the detnls done in the body, ac- 
cording to that they have been, wheth- 
er they iiave been good or bad." — 
Wheiithc great (lay of the Lord shall 
come, wlien the dead, both small and 
great, shall stand before tlie throne of 
His glory, then if we have faitiiful- 
Iv trusted in Him, yuid make His 
precepts our constant care and direc- 
tor, tiicn shall we be owned and de- 
fended by Him. In conclusion we 
would say, love God antl keep His 
commandments, which is the whole 
duty of man. "Blessed is he that 
doeth the commandments, that lie 
miglit have a right to the irec of life, 
and enter in through the gates into 
the city." Daniel Bock. 

Miamif^iurff, Ohio. 


Wto my ancestors were, aud -what I know 
about them, 

BY MO-Sl-^S Mtl.LEH. 

Having frequently l>een asked, 
whether I was related to such aud 
such a Miller family, and generally 
would have to say, no, not to my 
knowledge, at least not according to 
Hesb, and as my mother was a KUne, 
and many of our kindred are scattered 
over a number of Stales, it may be a 
great satisfaction, to some at least, to 
know who their ancestors were, and 
what they were. I will here say, that 
botli .sides being German, both names 
have been changed or altered. Mil- 
ler, wa:i formerly written Muilior, aiul 
Kline, which' .some write Clir^c, was 
formerly written Klein. 

J''ir3t then, my Grand-fathtr, Geo. 

Miller, was born in Switzerland^ if J 

am rightly informed, in Jan. 2722, 

and imigrated to America when a 

hoc. His father's name was Michael. 

Of the latter 1 know nothing. Grand- 

fuher settled near Elizabethtown, 

Lancaster county, Pa., and not far 

from the line between Lanca.sler and 

Dauphin counties. Here he became a 

member of the Cburcii, and' also a 

1 minisler ;n the Church. His fichl of 

hibor being principally in Dauphin 

county, and was the first prcaeiier in 

the Rig Swatara Church. From what 

I have learned from others, he had 

many peculiarities. He would take 

his stati'ou Saturday and walk fifteen 

miles to the place of meeting, next day 

after preaching returu home, and tiiat 

without dinner, save a pi-jce of dry 

bread by the way, frecpiontly, slopping 

or visiting by the w;iy ; saying that 

if wc stop but five or ten minutes the 

brethren can see that we have not 

forgotten them. In council with the 

Church, he would stand back so tliat 

the members should not talk after 

him, cousequeully not a great speech 

ing, like many otben* at that lim'-, hi- 
was also a weaver by trade, :ind whru 
he wouiil Jn-ir 
(hey wanted their work done, Ac 
soon as litis wa^ said, lie be,r»n t.. 
^j>eak on the subject of i*el::;toii. 
When some wcnr willing and glad l-, 
bear, others said, "yes, J must go; 
I have not time in st.ay." 1 linv^* 
also from good authority, thnt he had 
an ox stolen from him. He knew 
where the ox was, but lived e, h:tt Ivo 
preached, " If any man takeaway t!iv 
gootls, ask them not to return thini 
again." But hi.s neighbors iiad ll.w 
thief arrested and lodged in the Lan- 
caster Jail. Being yet under tiie 
iiritish Jaw. hr feared his nei^hbor 
would be brought to the uliipping 
jmst, and pitied him very much. lb; 
also ieared he n.ight not have n bed 
in jail, and the weather bpjn:^ coltl, 
he went to Lancaster over twenty 
miles to see, intending if l:e had none 
he would bring him one. He mtis 
b:?loved by many. One reason ofihis 
way, wlien he wouhl hear anytliini; 
bad about hi« neighbors, he would 
tell no ime, but if he heard anytliing 
good he would tell every bodv. He 
died inSepterabrr I7iJ8, aged 76 vcars, 
and 9 months. Is buried on the firm 
he had lived, near the old road wliic!) 
leads from Jlnmmolstown fo EHza- 
bethtown. Peace to his ashes. He 
left ten children behind, three sons 
and seven daughters. Abraham moved 
to MifHin county, Pa., was a minister 
in t)ic Churcli, and instrumental in 
building up the Lewistown church. 
Henry was my dear father, and for 
many vears a Deacon in the CMiurch. 
Died September 28th 18^3. George 
was alsoaBro. at onetime, but moved 
to Crie county, Pa,, where then 
were no brethren, and he joined in 
with the Baptirtts and abo became ;i 
preacher of that faith. Barbara was 
married to .lacob Smith. Eve was 
married to Daniel Keefer, who wjis 
the f uirlh preacher in the Big Swa- 
tara Church. Elizabeth was married 
to Videntine"Bnlshaugh, fiftli preacher 
of Big Swaiara Church, who was In 
his nin"ty-sevcuth year when he died. 
Fie w;is the Grand j'i'lher of C. H. 
Balsbaugh. Tiits was tlie first preacher 
rbc writer beard. (Catharine wau 
married to George Minnicli. Mari; 
to George Fackler. Magdalene was 
married to Abraham Snyder. Eannv 
died single. 

My father raised foar-teen cliildren, 
nine sons and live daughters, myself 
being the youngest, and the onl' 
win has the solemn charge njionbim 
to watch over the fiock, yet three of 
my brotitcrs are Deacons in the churcli. 
t^cconiUif. My mother's side. 
From manuscripts in possession of 
my cousin ami Vim. David XHiie, of 
Stonersville, Berks eountv, Pa,, J 
have learned that my trrcat-Grand- 
fathcr, Elder Geori^e Klein, was the 
tirst n;inister of tiie Cliurch at North 
Kill, now Little S.val ir;t, thcChnrch 
in which our last Annual Meeting 
was held. He M'as born in Zwey- 
J5rnicken, in Germany, on the 9th 
of October, ;\.D. 171.5. He imigrateil 
lo America and settled near Anuvil! 
N. J., where he soon became ac- 
quainted with the Brethren aisd was 
baptized to their faith in 17.39, by 
Johann Naas, who was at that time 
presiding Elder at that place. He 
was soon after chosen an assistant in 
the ministrv. In 1750 lie removed 
to North Kill, on the Tulpchofkeo, 
to take charge of said Cliurch, where 


1,0 wai oMaiofi'l in 1757, by Elders 
Mii-hael I'l'aiitt ami Martin Urncr, 

our chlldreu ami bring them up in 
iln'. nurture aitd adtnouition of tlie 
("iVui-. faniilv 1 Un.nv not, mucri, l..,l ' Lord, t!u!t tl.oy lie not rauglit and 
1 (in'know't'.iat our decra^'d Hr,,. I nUMjjUd in tlip majon.c Unot of de- 
•'s. (of Va.), Grand faiher, ' slruciion whicli tlic devil lias so inge- 

Jolin Kline ,., . 

was a son of tliis (ieorgc KIcm, ami 
niv mother's father was also a son of 
lii'p. His name was ]>avi<l, and also 
B minister in what is nowralleil Mule 
S»-atar.i Gloiich. lie had a niiinher 
..•i'oiiildren, nine I "as a(T,iiainled 
\sith. Their names were David, >)a- 
eol), Aliraliaui, Bcujamiii, Esther, 
C'lirisiiana.Cathariiie, Solly, and Eliz- 
ahelh, the latter was my mother. 

Benjamin was also a minister in 
the same Church that ids father and 
Grand-father were, Imt. moved into 
Kir Snatira Clinreb, where he tiled 
a ii-K vears a^o. Ch-isiiana was mar 
i-ie.l t.'i Jesejih Merl<y, who was a 
minister ami lived and died on tiie 
farm wiirre the last Animal Meetiu}; 
was held, and where his daujjhler now 
lives. Sally was married to Lnren'z 
Etler, wlio was a minisltr, and lonj; 
a faithful servant in the Big Swa;ara 

So I have a little lo i^lory in the 
flesh. One great-(>raiid-falher, two 
Grand-lathers, and at least sis nueles, 
with a nnmher a little farther oft', 
wlio ministereil in Holy thing-, ilmiiijh 
Ibenolhivg. But I am well aware 
ihat it is written, " He tliat glorieth 
let him glory in the Lord," and again, 
" Let no man glory in men," Si.e. 

1 hope that many who may read 
this, not only thofc who are akin to 
those whose'naniei are in this article, 
but even others, who were aequainted 
witli some of those names, will rejoice 
with me and my friends for the blesseil 
hope we can have for our ancestors, 
who are gone before us, and we have 
more indueemenis to meet with our 
friends, tliaii if they had lived and 
dietl out of Christ, and their prayers, 
or some of them si. least, were for iis, 
wlio arc now in the warefaro. May 
we tlicn, bv God's grace, he enabled 
not only lo'meet our lathers and friends 
wlio have proved faithful, Imt all 
God's children, and with them rest 
from oar labors, and sing the glad 
ssng of delivcranc in eternal bliss. 

fJechankslurj, Va. 


It is wrong first, because God for- 
bids tiie tie that binds the order to- 
gplher, and without which it rould 
not exist. tSircar nat at rdl ; neither 
by Heavn, for it is God's throne, nor 
by the Earth, for it is God's iiiot- 
siool; neither by Jernsaiem, tor it is 
ilic city of tliu great liing; neither 
"halt tiiou swear by thy head, be- 
ea.ise tlioii canst not make one hair 
wiiite or black, but let your commu- 
nications lie yea, nay; fcr whatsnnvr 
•s wwre than. t!icsc romclh nf evil." — 
Matt. 5; 3-1-37.. Again hear coun- 
sel and receive insiruc:lion : " But 
above all things, my brethren, swear 
1101, iit-iiher by heaven, neither by 
the, ncillter hy ninj other oath, 
but let your yea, be yea, and your 
nay, nay, lest ye. fall into condemna- 
tion.''— inf. 5: 12. 

Masonry eompells men to swear 
oatl-.s of the most unhalioweii eharater 

niously invented 

2. Because it is unaulhorized by 
Gild, and imealled fi:r by Christians. 
God cstaoli>hed His ehiuch or kiug- 
dom upon Earth by .Jesus Christ — 
wiio sai I " in secTOt have 1 done nol li- 
ing." — whieh is the only body author- 
ized by God to be united as the lieart 
of mie roan, either hir temporal or 
splrittial good. God has set deacons 
in the chureli to .see alVr the jioor, 
and minister unto their necessities. 
He has also set up His treasury from 
wliieh they are to be supplyed tem- 
porallv. God has sent his ministers 
of righleonsupss firth to fiied tiie 
flock with the Bread of Heaven that 
the soul may be fitted lo enjoy the 
presence of (lod in glory. Are God's 
[ilaiis right'.' Every ehrisliau soul 
answers vea, amen. 

Joas Zt/CK. 
Sliaily Grove, l'<r. 




A Ciirinlian sbould make his Savior 
a perpetual companion — everywhere, 
and on every day of the week. Christ 
oH'ers to walk with him in every 
dav's journey of life. V>'hateompau- 
io;:ship so (udivening and purifying 
as his ; who el.-e can " so make our 
hearts burn within us by the way." 

Christ's presence with believers is 
one of the best preventives from sin ; 
one of the best stimulators to duty. 
Jesus is*' made unt<i us sauctifleation" 
as well .as redemption; that is, his is 
a spirit of holiness. And when we 
live in hourly commanion with Jesus, 
he has a tendency to make us holy. 

The sense of Christ's immediate 
presence has a perpetual check u)ion 
our lusl.s — a perpetual spur to our 
seif-iiidolence. Arc we provoked to 
cutting words or irritating retorts? 
One look from the gentle, all-forgiv- 
ing Jesus should he enough to seal 
the lip and to smooth the milled brow. 
Are we evA tempte.l to keen bargains 
or overreaching in Sell* 
ishness says, " All is fair — others do 
it — it is the custom of our trade." Btit 
whit will the pure and the holy Jesus 
say ? 

How will our aecouirt-liooks look 
to him when he " .audit* " them'/ 
.\nd so ou through all thecalemhirof 
duties and the circle of daily lompla- 
tions. With my Savior beside uie, 
how will I dare to play tie coward, 
the cheat, the trilier, the acnsnaiist, or 
the trickster. 

Nowhere will Christ's presence? be 
more cheering or sustaining than in 
the weariness of the sick room, or un- 
der tlie silent shadows of some great 
bereavement. '• Clirist comes to me 
in the silent watches of the night," 
said the bed-ridden saint, Halyburton. 
" He draws a.hle ll;e curtains, and 
says, ■' It is 1 ; be of good clieiT ; be 
not afraid.' Here I be without pain ; 
witiiout strengtii and yet strong." 
Ami when the last farewells have been 
spoken through the sobs of thedyiiig 

._ _ . Iiour, this neverfailing Friend will 

.efore tliey can become members of i sweetly whisper, " Eear not, I am with 

Away among the hills of Northern 
New Englaml, tliere were two infidel 
ncighbor.s, wlio had lived to man's 
estjlte, sinning and bl.iaplicining 
against Goil. 

One of them heard the Gospel mes- 
sage, and lre;uing, believed unto eter- 
nal life. 

A short time afterwards tlic con- 
vetted man went to the house of his 
infidel neighbor, and said to him : 

" i li.ave come to talk with you. 1 
have been converted." 

" Yes, I heard that you had been 
down there and gone forward for 
prayers," said the skeptic with asneer, 
and 1 was surprised, for I had thought 
you were about as sensible a man as 
there was in town." 

" Well," said the Christian, " I 
have got a duty to do to you, and I 
want you to stop talking, and hear 
me. I haven't slept much lor two 
nights fur thinking of it. I have got 
four slirep in my liock that belong to 
you. Tliey came into my lloek six 
years :igo, and 1 knew they had your 
"mark on them, and I took them and 
marked them with my mark; and 
you inq'iiired all around and could not 
hear anything of them. But they are 
in my liehl, with theinrre.i.seof them. 
And 'now I want to settle this matter. 
I have laid awake night.'* and groaned 
over it; I have conic to get rid of it. 
And now I am at your optiiui. i will 
dojust wlint yon say. If it is a fi|W 
vears in State's Prison, 1 will suffer 
that. If it is money or lu'operly you 
want, say the word. I have a good 
farm and money at interest, and yon 
can have all you ask. 1 want lo 
saltlo tliis matter up, and get rid ol 

The infidel was amazed. He liegaii 
lo tremble. 

"Ifvou have got them sheep yon 
are weleomo to them, I don't waiil 
anvthing of you, ifyoii will only go 
aw'av; a man who will come to sec 
me as you have: something must have 
got a hold of you that 1 don't uuder- 
staiid. You may Iceep the sheep, if 
you will only go away." 

" No." said the Cliristian, J must 
settle this matter up, and pay tin- the 
sheep; I shall not besatisfied without. 
And you must tell me how much." 

" Well, ".said llic skeplic, " if yon 
must pay for ihein, you may give me 
what the sheep were worth when they 
got into your fi.jld, and pay me si.v 
per eent.'iiilerest on the amount, and 
go oil'aiul let me alone.'' 

Till' man cnnnled out the value of 
the shee]!, and the interest on the 
amount, and laid it (hnvn, and then 
douhird the dose, and laid as much 
more down beside it, and went his 
way, leaving a loa.i on his neighbor's 
heart, almost as l.e:ivy as he himself 
bad borne. The full results of that 
scene is only known to God. One 
thing is eerlsiin, the inlidel was seen to 
fre<pieiit the house of prayer, and we 
mav be sure ihat he afterwards In'- 
lieved there was some power in the 
Gospel, and that all Clirislinui were 
not hvpoerites. — The Chri-flian. 

Why sliould you go droopins, 

Wlien the liirda are merrj, 
Phioking every tborn, 

I.pttviDg every Ijerry ; 
Looking down lorcvcr, 

In llie dark l.elnrft j<ni, 
■When Itie bIii'S anil an^fls 

tiing forever o'er yuu. 

TImo is lull II river, 

Kleniily, ward driven, 
Kvpry wave dolli lioar tlie good 

Nearer to llieir hovrn ; 
Not a dew-drop wi'l he lust 

From crciiliou over ; 
riirilied, 'twill Ileal »l last 

111 lite's peacelul river. 

Fi-nvinii. loatliins: nieiclit tint ^ill. 

(f;UlnT all litV'B lioll-v. 
All tlie llowera thai eliisler tLick, 

Uy 111" slrejimU'Is sunny ; 
Not ill vain the lioly Hfiill 

(hillolh at heavens ponal. 
All llic lovidy lhin.^8 ut ''artll 

'I'hero will bo immortal. 
Adaline, lit. 

(Selciacd llj H. H. I/lhlnnn.) 

OOP . 

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All -.luo' .1 ...■.■iii.)--iil 111. Hi mt:iil.l^: 

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luiir t;o:>: lit h ii>m;.»,1 Ijciitlp.— 

Mho nuNt i-xis^i .1 
Kii.lHiK-liiL; iill- 
Utfiiii! w;i»ii\ ttu 

I kii'jvT no iii"f«; 

In 118 iiihllnifl rosc;»rcIi, Plillo^op^jr 

Mfiy iii'?;«uiO "111 tlio uc«a:i dcpti— niaywi;]. ■ 
Tlif^;in.U.orfav*«'r Co'i; 1»r in.-.- 

'liUlPh li«i W<-l;;lilut iiit'iiiiirL'; ii;)iiRo:i'i iiniinl 
1*11 1., ill" iiiviliMi.-i, U":f( itrlpiitt'i: i«iMi'K. 

iii'iimii kiiniitfti tiv Til" i: ; it, in v.iiii «.-<ii(i iiy 
To ir.icv Tliv couiHOli, liidiiil.' .iiiiJ tlA'k; . 

Ami iliiiiii;IU I.H l<»t ci-tf tli.t.itflii .^111 SDAi- »•» lii»"- 

hven ilku iiast iuumi>iu:t In uLcriilty. 

Tlii>ii rnnn ii'.tliliii'nMi (llilstcftll 

I'll '.1 (■liiti'H, ihi'ii v\\ iMin:') ;— l.Ji'J, on lie* 
r'it.iiiiliv li;nl lit li.iiii.i.Ulori-.— .Ill 

S,.i mii: f..;lli 1..1111 Tlitr-of lluM. W- liiirn'-iiT. 
Stii.'uilriii.— .Ill llfi-.— -Ill lic.tiuv. nilii*', 

I'Hn «ii,-.l iM-.U."l .111. iiml <l"ti" or.ML":- 
Tliy :HtiU-n< 111);. ;ill :4':i'-.- wiUi rays vim-. 

Tlioii Ml. :iuil wx-il. .iit'l ^li;ilil>oi!lorl(ui.%: nV94l . 

1,IM-k1vIii«, Ulu-suoumlng I'olt-'nuilu: 

Tliv chiiins tlio iinniciwiin-il irnlvprso tinrroitml : 

lll.iicia liy Till'.*, Ijy Ttifi- liiN|fiivil w Mi hi«.it.i . 
TIu.iiLtii'lu'iil'iiilii^wiihlii'i u'l III.; I'MGiil. 
All.! h.-u ihVHiln^'l-l ! ■■ ■ ■;■ 

' ■ ' I M.V ; 

Ami. an flu- niiaiiglc^, In tlm nnniiy my.'.. 

HIiiiH- iiimul ilif hlivfiy (ttiuA. Ill" i>iiKf"iili J 
OrUvMVcnsli'liilitiuiiiyuiiUoimn fay \Kui*. 

A tm-cliP"", llRlitntl i>y T.ic lmn'1, 

WtunkT uiv 
Tiny tiwiiTliy |Kiw. 
AfikMy «liFiiit.-. 

iii'iituiirnii'di tiiobiufdtiyw: 
n|)!|*li tliy ciiiiiiii-ii 

"Si'im il;;litliiK HyMi'iin with tlu'lr |i)you* iH-iims ." 
IJiil thou lo llicic in'l iw tlic Uay lu uigliL 

Vo.>*! as .1 tlroii nf wiiler In tho sea, 

Wiua nil- leii tlioiisimd ttoiKlscnrnparcd to ri:f»T 
Amlwliut am r, llinil ■; lle.iVi-irs lUiivii'ili-iW 

Tli.iricli iii't!Ui'!i'-I I'v niyrliKlH. .iml arrajirl 
In ulllli" i;l'>r> "f siil.ii:iu-*l l.i-ii|:lil. 

U liiit 111 ;il<iiii ill 111'- li:il,lil*'t' wi'ii^li'nl 

A.'ili l' 10Hr-at»-.-.-l.:i.-il«»'.-l.i- ■^' . 

AE.dmtliilfiifl)! WliiUainl. lliai;-»i> : 

KaiiflU ; inl ««■ oHlih-ui-i. i.f Tiy W .llvlnf. 

I'.-VvailliiK M.ill'l". Ii III! "•■"■'■" 1 "O "•'*"" •; 

yr<; liiiiiy^iiliil'l - s!.,,i ! ill-. 

is; be; 

,S:';:i:a";';;u,i.!;*.i;:i'.Fiy^*'i'i« '■'.'». 

Kven lo Ihi- llmimi "I Tliy lUvlalsy. 
lalH.Otlod: and surely fli-.u inns'. L 

Tli"U :irl ! .lloTllnlt, rnil'lln:: .i". p"« "'< ■ 

lUiirl my iinil'-T'CiniUiij: ilii'ii I;i I ii*^",- 
C. Ill" .1 • i-iy .1.1111. Kill* niy sY,n,l..,Jii« 11.1." ; 

1 liimrli I'.a nil "l"..i i"''!*' li.uii'ii>l;y. . . 
still 1 iimi.ii.i'-lliiii-:, U-.lili.i.''il l.yliiy li:»'u.- ,, 
1 .1.1 " iiil.i.lli- noil' 'ixW I..'""'" "".' '■'"'"■ 
I li.-ln.i >. .1,1.1. 
li.Ti; airn'iH 11.HT lh«»r 
Jujt on the boimdarlM o! Uie sjilrlUand l 


MlliK- 1.' !:■:" ■ 
All'l tlli-U'Al 'l' 1' 

I-. '< ' |.' , iii'i hm (itKt : 

. 1 ,. '■ • .1 .' 'I'll, iitiiiiii 

I,. I.' .,',.1 ln>\v ■; ■»() mai'VPlinrtif 

iii.f'iM-d ? llikliowu! Tlihrloii 


on-j It r.m;a ii-»l l>'.'. 

H. I.eii-d tiy II. KMiiBar. 


'., \ . It Mi,iiii; 

' }'V. 

ilic society. Now our prayer In GihI 
"tr all sucli wlio liave iIliis vio!ateU 
tSe hwA of tlio Most High i^^, iliat 
Miey nay repent of their gross wick- 
<!tluess, lurii from their evil way, and 
be liiived. Brcthrco let U3 pray for 

thee. Where lam ye shall he .ihio 
Having loved my o\v:i, I love them | 
unto the enl." — CnyUr, 

He that would be wise, let him' 
take heed unto Iiia waya. , 

If I'.icr.-'t* iiiijr wiinHliiiie 

hf\ ytmr^piril liiiii it; 
I,( I tliL- l»y-i,'one ilnrknnsB 

On nrni ncT^r miiul it ; 
If V'lur I'Hlh has ll"wir», . 

(JiillKT llifm to iliiy, 
Ld ilie %iiids lo iiinrrow 

Give Uitm to tk'Cftj. 

' iVlil-.'ivciiiy iii;,i.l i-< v.iii.l i'>M (lUU- M>!i»rr. 
Lvwi toU»smircc-tu Ttitt-ils AuUiu.- ,\t<t,*. 

i Otlinuirlittm'frnTilc! f^y'^'f:".'.''.*:".! 



1 lrii;i 

a!l ' t Thw. 

. Ari.lw.iftU-iiu.inaui-tol... 

; (j,„i! ii,iis:.l...u'mylovvlyth 

' Tllu'i.f.'KTI.yi..esri,.-.--l' 

I "Ml.M Ihy V.-VSI wurkx.^iiUiii. 

, Ami wlif n llie touuu^ Is i-iMiii^^-tu no ii ". 

* TUO soul ahiiH si)^^^ in tc.M* yl ijiiimud*. 


,1- .MS" .ui,; 


Youth's Dep artment.^ 

Afi tin's is ourtiainj)V;(:(»j>y for 1872, 
vc iiavc been, all week, trying to get 
a few leisure luomenw toliave a small 
talk with our young readers, but 30 
i\tv, wc Iiuve not succeeded. The 
I'lLGKlM family liaa been unusually 
large this week, as a number of pil- 
j;rirn3 liavc been sojourning witb us, 
and you know wlien pilgrims get to- 
i;illier there is always a fcii>t of good 
tilings, we don't mean, in tlie shape 
(if jjies, eak(* and the dainties of life, 
lull a feast from our Mitster'd table, 
Mich as is manna to the soul, and 
I h ore are none perha])R, that enjoy 
Miih seasons belter than ourselves. I 
To-day Ijiother 1). l'\ Oood was \ 
wilh us, and we bad a long and ple;is- 
Mtii talk about our young friends,! 
ihi'lr diflerent cimraetcrs and disposi- 1 
lions, and the ble^^sed condition in 
wliicli they are born into the world, 1 
and the pleasant surroundings of 
juany, having kind and christian 
Jiilhora and mothers to care for them 
— direct tlieir little feet in the paths 
ol' ]»eace, and pray fur iheni that they 
may be preserved from the evil of the 
wmld, and brouglit into the green 
p;i--turcs of the Lord. 

W'u hail much to say, hul it would 
take a long lime to Avrito it all out, 
:in(l take more space than we would 
li(r willing to devote to that purpose, 
lint wc will tell you one tiling he said, 
and then you can think about it. It 
was this: "It is just as easy to do 
good as it is to do wrong." Now, 
what do you think of it ? If this is 
SI), is it not very foolish for so many 
little boys and girls to do so much 
wi-ong? If it is as easy to do good 
a» it is to do wrong, it seems to us 
that you flhould alldorighf. S*ippose 
yim try it. Tiie next time you are 
ti;uij)led to do a wi-ong act, instead of 
doing it, do right by letting the wrong 
alone, and sec if it is not just as 
\\ e >omctimes sec boys, and occasion- 
ally, naughty little girls too, get an- 
gry and bite, seral(rh and strike each 
other. Now it would certainly be 
mueh easier, not to bite, scratch and 
strike, to do all lliis requires an oflbrt 
and otien causes uuioli pain, both of 
mind nnd body, but to do good ro- 
tpiiies no eDbrt or acliou and ciuiscs 
no pain. 

We believe aOer all, brother Good 
is about rjj;hl. IV) you not think so V 
Hut is it natiiml to do so? Wo shall 
now answer this quosiion directly, 
but may it not be, that we learn all 
i!io hid we do by the examplu of oth- 
nvV ll little boys, and girls would 
never >ec any pereons doing bad act*, 
*U':h a- drinking, smoking, chcwim: 

swearing, lying, stealing and fight- 
ing, do you suppose they would ever 
think of doing ftuch things? It is 

difficult to know exactly what '.hey 
would do, but the great probability 
is, that we would have much i>ctter 
boys and girls than wc now have. — 
Notwithstanding many of the evil 
traits of character manifested in our 
young people are copied from older 
ones, yet this fact does not justify the 
evil. Our young, have also some 
very beautiful and noble patterns to 
copy from, and we see and hear of 
many of our young friends who, 
like a young Samuel, early dedicate 
thcmselvea to the Lord and walk in 
the paths of peace. Our brother was 
just telling us of a little girl in Vir- 
ginia with whom he became acquaint- 
ed, lie says she was only ten years 
of age and had already tiikcn the 
cross of Jesus upon her, and was so 
firm and steadfast in the iiiith, that 
he thought nothing could riiove her 
from the sacred obligations which she 
had taken. Here is a copy ibr our 
young readers. Do not think of serv- 
ing the devil until you arc eighteen 
01 twenty and then turn to the Lord, 
as thousands and millions have died 
before arriving at that age, and Goil 
demands your service NOW, "Son 
give me tliy heart, daughter give me 



Douiii.i-: Pii'K Cni:i;ic, Md., 1 

November iJlh. 1871. j 

To E. L. Yoder, one of the C'nm- 
mittoe of armngements for holding 
A. M. in 1«7:^. 

Dear brother. Yours of Oetobcr 
7tli, {informing nie that the brethren 
of your District expect to hohl next 
A. M., and that you are one of the 
committee of arrungeaienls for hold- 
ing said meeting, and tlmt it is the 
wish and desire of your brethren that 
the arrangemcuts sliould be complete, 
and that the brethren willi yourself 
on said committc(? are all ignorant of 
your duties, &c., ami so by ihc advice \ 
f>f some of them you write to me Utv 
iiifDrmation &c.) came to haod in due 
time. liUt being from home on min- 
isterial duties, it could not be answered 

I am glad to hear that your breth- 
ren contemplate having the arrange- 
nients coinpK'te. I however, am not 
the proper person to instruct how to 
develop and execute them, never hav- 
ing served in that capacity, I am in- 
experienced myself. My knowledge 
is obtained only by observation, anil 
from tliat would concliide that the 
boarding or eating airangemcnts for 
last tew years, has been as near co)ii- 
plttc as nceti be, and if yon need any 
instructions to aid you in making yours 
as complete as otlicrs were, you no 
doubt c:in obtain it by addressing any 
of the brethren who served on these 
committees of arrangements. 

I will however, otlt-r a few sugges- 

tions, to aid you in correcting what I 
tliy heart," is the call of God, and if | cmisidcr a grevious imperfection of 

ihe arrangements tor holding Annual 

7*Vj\'-y. The sleeping arrangements 
for tiie brethren serving on the Stand- 
ing Committee are not only incom- 
plete, but often icnti'hfdbj had. So 
much so that the opinion is entertained 
that our bro. Kldcr l*eck, in a niglit 
of exposure, laid the foundation for 
the disease which cost him his life. 

There arc few, if any brethren liv- 
ing, who attt'uded more .-^inual Meet- 
ings, and served on Standing Com- 
mittees oftcner than I have, hence I 
know whereof I spcuk. As I will, 

n, , . Ill I I'crlians not attend many more, I lies 

old on to your hand when you -jj^^, ' . , y . ', 

you refuse you sin, and God ii:s an- 
gry with the sinner ever}/ day. May 
wc not hope that our young readers 
will try whether it is not juet as easy 
to do good as it is to do wrong ? Try 
it boys — try it girls, and Jesus will 
help you. 

X >^l w 

Hold On. — Hold on to your 

toui'ue when you are just ready to 
swear, lie, or speak harshly, or use 

an improper word. 

1 1 , I i""--iiji ^ 

_ not to sav what I do, for the good 

arc about to strike, pinch, orsteal, or I othvr&. 

do any improper act. ■ I ^vill not describe to you the sren- 

IIoUl on t.. your you I "'^'1 "''^'l'"'!-' un;>ng<menls made ibr 

' -^ biTthri'ii serving on the Stnnuing 

nrc angry, excilcd or imposed upon, [ Comuiiltce, « lio, as you have undonbt- 

or otliers angry abonl yua. j e<lly observed, are elosely confined to 

Hold on to your heart when evil '»,''"'' '"" ''■'>'' "'"^ i,'f"t'''i>>l.v, 'ti' "'U- 

nssoeiates seek your comimnv, and "'S'"- ^Ii">y ol these, as you know, 

■ •. . • ■ ■ ,1 ■ . ', , are a;:;od, and then to stow Ihcin ftwav 

Juviteyou w om m t icir mirtli and \ .i r ■ ■ i c ■ i ^ ' 

J J '" ""^" """•"•"'" j the lew rcmainuif; hours of night as 

revelry. i ti,^y generally are, is an outrage on 

Hold on In your name at all times ' "S'^i '" ^^J' ''"^ ''5''*' "* ''• i'"' 's "o' 
for it is of more value to you than i ''i'<^:>"5e the brethren holding A. M. 
gold, high phiees or fashionable attire I"™ 1"">'' "'"' '"'^''■' "" '"'''* S' *<"■ " 

Hold on l„ the Inilh, for it will ' ^'"'^Z '" '''"'' "I'i .^''""" ''"'' "j" 
serve vw. well, and do vou .^ood '■■""■' ,"'"'" mm" '■"' TT" 

thruu..iio»t eleniilv. ' " 1 eompla.n. i he reason is, botji men 

I and women, and some even not menl- 

llold on to your virtue— it is above i bers, who have nothing to do at A. 
all pnee to you in all times and i M. but to see, hear, cat and sleep, take 
places. I possession of the brother's house, oc- 

Ilold on to your character, for it I cupy all the beds in tlie rooiHs, and 
is, niul ever will be your best wealth. ^ wdicn the committee adjourns at mid- 

,, , , . . „,. 'night, thev are left to o.epiiy wliat I 

lie who has no oixnion of Ins own, „.iU not desribe to vou, for theirstecp- 
but depends upon lUc opinion and I ,„j; apartments. ' 
taste ol others, IS a slave. , Here, brethren, you have much 

Autumn, with its baln>y da}"9 are , room for improvement, and as you 
now over. say it is the wish of your brethren to 

make your arrangements rom;)/rfr'. 1 
hcipe you will reform thi'? part of the 
(jcneral arramjemnxi.'. \ su<rgc-4t uo 
plan ; youro^vn prudence and knowl- 
edge i-^i what sleeping department 
for old brethren oug!it to be, will su^- 
<^cst (Mie. 

Secondly, A gricvons error in iIil* 
arrangements fir lioldin^i A. M. in 
these limes of Hailrtoid travt*liug, in 
to K'lect the phice Kt h'ddir.g the 
meeting so tlir from thu line of Ilail- 
roads. I am UAA that llic lax thu/j 
imposed ujmn tlnwc going i>) hist, A. 
M. by rail, amin»nted to ^ilyOO. Tins 
was an imp>i,aition upon the bretlrvn 
by a bad ariani;enieii[ in the sclectuni 
iif the place nf Imltliiig tht; meeting 
f'O far from the ItHlioad. 1 hopevnar 
brethren will learo ti» improve on Ihl.^ 

You will pleiiso excuse my ii|)|)ai'ent 
neglect, in not replying snoner. Cir- 
cunislance.s as ubuve stateil, rendered 
it impos.-ibh. 1 hope Goil, in wlurve 
cause we serve, will by His Holy 
Spirit aid you, and ir.struct thebrelh- 
ren holding next A. M. to His honot- 
and to the gnod of the Bri>therhoi)d. 

Through the grace of G()d I have 
been enabled to jierform my p:irt nf 
the " Feet Washing" Mis.-iun, that 
the last A. M. irapiised upon me. \ 
iiave made a tolerably thoroui^ 
search, and am now ready to write 
out my report, to be submit led to next 
A. M. In love, farewell. 

D. r. 

Bear iVyri'm; We think it might 
be interesting to some of the reacicr^ 
of the I'lLGnnf, at least, to have a 
brief .sketch of our Ijovefcast at Dun- 
cansvillo, held on Tlinrsday and Fri- 
day Oct. 2Gth and 27th. Amid tlu- 
rainy season for several ilavs, an(J 
even the lieavy clouds on Thursda 
did nut prevent a goodly number of 
Go.l'.s people fr«m assembling at Hia- 
lionsc of worship. The niini-^terial 
brethren present were, Jossph \\. anit 
(Jeorge Hanawalt of McVeytown, l*e- 
ter Ilolluwbnsh of Puttstown, J. i>. 
Garver of Aughwii.-k Ct)ngr(*t:atii>n, 
J. \\ Iletric uf Ked Brink, Joseph 
Snowberger ofClover (J^ietk. Alw> 
G. Myers, Joseph 13. and J. A. Sell. 
The subject of the holy ordinanees ot' 
God's house was fully and eiearly 
demonstrated by the brothnn to the 
minds of those who were present lb 
edification. And those were verily 
present, who were not witnesses at 
such an occasion j)revious to this meet- 
, ing. Here, dear brelliren ami ^ii>ter3 
I weshoulil be very ciireful to let our 
i light so shine, that we may prove to 
the world that we are " Ibllowers of 
God as dear cliildrwi," fully obeying 
the holy ordinances of His house. 
The ordinance of X*^eet-w;isliiiig, the 
Lord's Supper, and lioly Comnmnlon 
were celebrated by a goodly number 
of God's children, (iuitc a number 
of brethren and sisters from a distance 
i were present at the table. On Fri- 
day morn, at an carJv hour, bro. Het- 
! ric bade us iarewHS, and journeyed 
liomeward, having important busi- 
ness to attcnil to, ctxiseqnently eould 
not remain with us to the close of the 
meeting. Bro. J. H»naw:dt and father 
took a journey of two miles to visit 
my sick uncle, my father's brother, 
who lias been a great sufferer for 
about two months. Disease dropsy. 
But lie lias now the great consolation 
that he can lean upon the mighty 
arm of Jesus, fur on !Sept. 29th, amid 
his great sutterlng, ho was buried be- 
neath tbo wave* of ihe stream near 

T H E liW E E K L Y P I L G H I M. 

\)v hU liouse, and arose to live a life | 
t>f riijliteoiisness. Jlany tlioui^Iit liu ' 
otMiKl not possibly live to liuve t!io ■ 

tills, hut we are gathcrinj^ suuls for \ 
our iiiro. Wo have again our oUl ' 
UrotluT Peter Ijiitz for our wateli- I 

uriJinancu oflniptism perfornieil, but ' man or m-Ia!)orer in God 

(lijtl sujiporls those \vii'> put their 
t.-ust in Jlim. Shortly after, a Luve- 
te«>^t was iielJ at ins honse, that he 
iniMit follow God in His appointed 
wrtv. At nine A. M. tiie eon}i;ri';i;n' 
tion at^iiin a.sseml)Ied for divine ser- 
vices. The twelfth chapter of Horn. 
wns read by G. Hanawait, and ad- 
dresses by tlie brethren from the wonls, 
** Let love be without <lissiniulatiou." 
I5ro. Hollawbush being the hist tiiat 

s vnu'vuri 

in"lv admonished the brethren and 
sisters if lie should never again be 
permitted to meet with them, that 
tliev would lioncoibrth be more tirinly 
fcinite*l bv the stronj; ties of Christian 
Rove. Dear brethi-en and sisters, I 
greatly fear that some of us, at least, 
tiio often Jet slip this all abounding 
hive, whicli siiould dwell within tlie 
breast ofcvery one protl-ssiiig to be 
a follower of the holy child Jeeus. 
IvGt us then banish fiom our minds 
and hearts all the envy, malice, ill- 
will and hypocrisy, and dwelt togeth- 
er in unity. Dear brethren, Uod 
fturely refuses (o smile upon us, if we 
neglect to have that love aboundlp^ 
iu our hearts that is required of us 
by our blessed Lord and Master. "As 
1 have loved you, yc also ought to 
love one another." After service on 
Frida;', one precious soul bowed at 
the foot of the cross, ami was received 
into the fold of Jesus by being bu- 
ried with Him inbaptisiu. God still 
continues to call precious souls to 
unite with His little Hock. O, that 
ma7ii/ more would give heed to Ills 
timely warning. Let us tlicii not 
neglect to feetl these " babes in Ciirist, 
with the sincere mill; oftiie Wonl," 
that they may feast thereon and grow. 
The time of [larting came, and how 
sad were we to part with the dear 
friends with whom wc formed ac- 
(piaintance, and with those we had 
been acquainted. If we no more 
shall niuet with these dear friends, let 
lis, as a little flock, dwell in love ami 
unity here below, that when W(; bid 
adieu to this vain world, that we may 
be received into glory, to dwell with j 
all the Jledeemed and 8anetilied, at 
God's right hand, Is my prayer. 
Your sister ill Christ. 

Emily ll. STrFKLiui. 
lldlidayaburg , l\i- 

ing to return my raauuseript was not 
s;itistact<n-y to me, had it been return- 
ed, I would have offered it to the 
IMi.GRiM or VtW/o/- perhaps with bet- 
ter suocpss — -I kept no copy, and 
hence if I were to venture upon the 
task of giving the church a dupli- 
cate, it, poradventure, would be a 
failure, from the tact it would per- 
haps not bo what it purporled to be, 
a duplicate, hence J. will have to 
await, n change of purpose of said 
editor, respecting to the matter, or 
list in now past, at 1 though he may not change his opin- 
which we had indeed a feast of love. | ion as to the i)ropricty of its publica- 

M- to 

and otheis that liave come in the 
kingdom tVom among them, by the 
door Christ Jesus. Pray for us breth- 
ren, tiiat we m:iy stand fast immova- 
ble, always abounding in the love of 
(iod, going on to pertection, showing 
to those around us, (iiat we have a 
crown in view that faileth not away 
eternally in the lieaveus. 
Our I^vc-tea 

poke ujjon the subject, very toufh- When wc commune with so many of I tlon, vet perhaps he ini'dit defi' 

111 our old aud beloved brethren and 
sisters, that have stood firm in the 
army of our Lord, heing tlie ground 
and pillar of the truth, through whom 
we have learned to know the i^ord, 
and our houIs ar^ made glad, and wc 
still feel the need of their labors to 
keep us in remembrance of the one 
thing needful. Jiut we see them go 
one by on?, the ways of the earth, 
leaving us to till their place. Are 
we safe to Iiave these tre^vsurcs en- 
trusted to us ? .Should he our medita- 
tion. If not, why not qualify our- 
.selves for tlie important duty. God 
has entrusted in the hearts of men 
to distribute to their fclluw:, so they 
might become lieir'i of eternal life 
through Jesus Chris't luir LnU'd. In 
love this is written, do as secnietli 
good to thee. 

Jacob II. Fisiiel. 

JUtavia, Iowa, 1 
Nov. 'Jml, 1871. / 
Dear Tilgrhn Fauuhj : — I have 
for some time past thought of pen- 
ning a few lines for the Pjuwirst 
readers, not that I think to exhibit 
any wonders, or an excellency of 
speech or anything that would Giuse 
one soul to stumble and fall. I am 
imperfect, and stand open for correc- 
tion wherein I do wrong. As it is a 
great plcusure to hear from other 
parts of the Brotherhood^ so may it 
be also to others to iiear from us 
this part of God's moral vineyard. — 
AVearesfill trying to do something 
in the sight of (jnd for ourselvc^*, 
and those around ns, by declaring the 
w-ill of our creator througli Jesus 
C'hrist our Lord. 

We thank God for past l>les.slngs 
and also aim for those to come. He 
lias favored us much by aiding us in 
getting our longstanding trouble set- 
tled, Wc have a rea.son to look f'or- 
waff<l and take courage, uot only for^ 

Dfar Brethren : — I i)crcelvc from 
the PiLGKrM dated Nov. 7tl), 1871, 
that you have published a communi- 
cation, from P. S. llyers, who with 
luindreds of others are not satisfied 
with the manner of holding our An- 
nual Meeting, and then gives his 
views. how they shoulil be held. 

I j'ejuice tliat the subject has been, 
or is about to be investigated ; light is 
whiit we want. Wo should not wait 
until the Annual Meeting is \\\ ses- 
sion, and then have a plan s]»rung 
upon us on a sudden — though it be 
prepared by a committee before lian<l. 
The plan we are now acting upon is 
very ilefective. 

Brother P. S. dryers in tiie closing 
of his communicatitju says "in our 
next we propose to investigJi-tc the 
(llifcrent ideas as presented for Indvl- i 
ing our Annual Meetings, anil then ' 
su limit the whole to the indulgent 
reader, hoping that it may call iiirlh 
the expression of others who are in- 
terested in this important subject." 

To which I would now simi»ly say, 
do not yet commence to investigate, 
wait until you have the views of oth- 
er brethren upon the suhjc-et. 

You would have had my views 
long ago, had not the edlt)r of one 
ufuur [)ablieations seen fit in hisdis- 
cretitm, to withhold it from j)ublica- 
tion. On my return from our lust 
Annual Meeting, in tiie cars, the sub- j 
ject was canvassed, and I remarked j 
as soon as I returned, I would pre- j 
jiarc jny plan with some Improve- ! 
ments which I oW'ered at the Confer- j 
euce at the Antietam church, near 
Waynesburg in 18GC (part of which i 
the Committee there publicly a-wur- 
ed me, had been acoej)te<i,) and have 
it published in our perioilicais — the 
request was made by several breth- 
ren, that it aj>pear first in the j)apera 
to which thty were subscribers, to 

t!ie reipiest of some of his subscribers, 
for its publication, if it should ap- 
pear, I expet^t that you will copy it, 
as also the Visitor. I am not solici- 
tous, because I think It is apian su- 
perior to any that may be submit'ed, 
but I think (.vlth all due deference 
to the Annual Electing of ISGtJ) that 
i u many respects it will meet the 
wauls of the church more fully than 
our present arrangement. 

Our Congregation whi(;h lias its 
centre at lirownsville, Washington 
county, Md., is increasing lu numbers 
slowly — aud 1 trust also in interest, 
for the Redeemer's Kingdom. We 
have added some 9 or 10 members 
during the past .Summer, and there U 
a probability of adding. still somemoi'c. 
Oar meetings are well attended, and 
conflidei*:ible interest is manifested by 
those not already with us in Chrietau 
fellowship. We have as yet, made no 
continued effort among our j)eop!e, not 
that we are averse to that plan of op- 
eration. Our meetings are hfld every 
two weeks at Brownsville, next Sun- 
day, Noveml)er llith being our regu 
lar day. Would be pleased to have 
any ol our brethren to meet with us 
at any time they cau make it conve- 
nient. The place is easy of access — 
the Kailroad trains pass from Hagers- 
town three times a day each way. 

The writer, during the latter part 
of September, attended several Love- 
feast meetings, in Rockingham county. 
Va. The first at Beaver Creek Meeting 
House, where the largest Communi- 
on meeting was held tfiat he ever wit- 
nessed — near OOIJ were seated at the 
tables. The house is quite large. This 
chureh is presided over by Bro. John 
j Wine. He has a number of fellow 
I laborers, aFnong whom are George 
^Vlne, and Jaeo!) Thomas, brother to 
Daniel Tiiomas, (now dece;ised) gen- | 
erally known by the Brethren. 

The writer also attended Bro. Sol- 
omon (Jarber's Lovefeast. Though 
not so large as the first, yet u-as al.v) 
quite large. lu the interval attended 
a funeral and took part in the services. 
The deceased was a sisterMiller, ipnte 
aged — was the daughter of old [iro. 
John Flory, wlio, during his life wxs 
regarded by the Brotherhood, aS one) 
of the pillars oftiie Church ; who with 
j the Garbcrs, IJrowns, Bowmans, ami 
I Wines and Millers, u^ed to make the 
I annual trifts through Harper's Ferry, 
j Hhephcrdstown, Ka-twird to Pa. 

Here also the writer renewed his 
Acquaintance with the younger Fl »ry, 
I wli<» was led away by the fanaticism 
I of the nun who made that wry liu- 
i mlliating confession, and proinisi-d 
better ,bthavionr in the future, and 
yet failed to do so. 1 mean " Thur- 

I wa=i vt-ry hospitably entertained 

and what I learned from the younger 
Flory and others, they will all corae 
back to the church, if not too rigidly 
dealt with. May the Lord open a 
way for their return is ray prayer, 
for I think they wish it, and I 'was 
assured by at least one young man, 
that a reconcilI;uion would l)-' tlie 
means of his union with the ehtirch, 
I alsoatteniied Bro. D. P. Siyler's 
Lovefea-st. The weather was very 
unfavorable, yet the meeting w:i.s 
interesting. Also at Beaver l)anis, 
weather and a large meeting, both 
of mcml>ers and others. 

Kmanui:!. Sijfkr. PiUjriin : On the 27th of 
October, wc in company with Elder 
Christian Kecfor, (of the Welch Run 
arm, Md.) George Mourer, J. F. 
Oiler, and other ministering and 
lay members, re|)aircd to tke western 
portion of Welch Run arm, known as 
Little Cove, to have a Communion 
or Lovefeast. Many of our dear 
brethren and sisters remember, last 
winter we had a mimber of meetings 
with the brethren in this Cove. The 
result of which was an increase of 
from 18 to 27, and this time the 
number is about 40. Our dc;ir breth- 
ren In the fervent zeal to prosecute 
the holy cause of Jesur?, and also 
being much encouraged by tiie increase 
of numbers, undertook and succeeded 
in building a very commodiou.-; house 
for meeting, and communion purposes. 
To this house we repaired as above 
stated, to hold tlie first Comiuuuioii, 
or for the first time, for tlie brethren 
to commemorate the snlferings, and 
death of the Lord Jesus, in the valley. 
Tliis fact .'jeemcd to give the people u 
great anxiety to see aud hear. The 
meeting coiumcaced at 2 o'clock, i*. 
M. Tiie congregation was large for 
the place, and the brethren conductetl 
the services with zeal, interest aiul 
power. I think wo are safe in saying, 
that the meeting was a pleasant Offe. 
The hretliren and sisters enjoyed a 
feast to the soul, anil the jjcople, (some 
at leiL'ic) realized more than tliey ex^ 
pccted. The meeting continued 'til 
noon on Sabbath. During the meeting 
four were added to the church, and at 
the close a number made application 
for baptism, and wc fondly hope that 
many others may nut find peace to a 
troul)led cousclcuee, until ihey find it 
n the bheding wour.d^of a trueifitd 
RedeL'iuer. Eighty-two dc voted 
brethren and sisters surroumLd the 
tables, as Communicants, whivh to 
the eager spectators, was a sight {in 
conuectiou with the j)reachetl WonI,) 
! that will hmg be remembered, and 
I trust leave witli them a soul cjuviti 
I ing influence, 

j The Church thought it good (o 

I have an election for two deacons, at 

this time and pbic;-, which r^'.-ulted 

in the choice of three, which three, 

aud ' ^'° trust, are brethren such as the 

' Apostle designates, full of the Holy 

Ghwst. The election resulted in the 

choice of brethren Jacol) Myers, Ja 

j cob Wcller, and Jacob Bohy, whose 

'ability and zeal with that of tlielr 

' worthy wives, our sisters, wi.l fully 

(piality them I'ov the responsible po- 

, sitinn to which the Lord has called 

{ them through the Church. 

i 1). F. G<.un. 

which I consented, but :u already _ , . - . 

remarked, it has uot yet come to lighl, 1 by Joseph Ilowman, who is classed 
Jbc reasons, I suppos", satisfactory to ! w'ith tho *' Thurmauitos, " tho last 

the editor. But the reason for rc'fus- night I was in tliatsoctiou ofoountry, 

Dear I U<jrv)i : — it it wlmc uut for 
the many comft'rtd and consolaln n-, 
that tho Cli:i.-ttiju leceivc.H throng i 
tho Word of Uoii, wo would oflea 


sink bcn(?ath the rod of affliction. 
Knowing this hy our own experience, 
we feel like talking upon this sub- 

While we live in this world of 
troublr, wc meet with many afflic- 
tions of vnrioin kiuda, Ijut none so 
afflicting to tlichcart,as dfrtitli, which 
18 often wnt upon our family 
drcleft. Having been (.'ailed upon lo 
part with ounhjar father a short lime 
ago, Me fee! that earth can give us 
nothing to compare willi a fathcr'ts 
love. His neat ifi vacant, and none 
lo fill it. Wc Khiill hear no more, 
the kind admoni;io.iM of that loving 
voice tliat wc once h?avd in the fam- 
ily circle, — all is hushed in death. 
Wedn n(jt mourn a-H those that have- 
no hope. We have the bright hope 
that lie has landed on the blissful 
»horfrt of eternal deliverance. He 
died aa a Christinn can <lio, rejoicing 
in tlie Savior. His last request wad 
In sing, "Alas and did my Savior 
bleed." He had lived out his three- 
Rcorc year.4 with n'»,aud now is gone 
from earth to Heaven. We have the 
ftinaolat ion ol" t he A post le t o cheer 
u'iinall our aflliction**; "Knowing 
that our light ofllit^tions whic;h is but 
fir a moment, worketli for us a fir 
more exceeding aud clcrtial weight 
of glory." They are hut for a nio- 
niirnl, compared to eternity. Tlien 
dear moihcr, ni-^lers aiitl brnthers, let 
us not be diKconraged, tliong!i nfflic- 
tiouH, -iiid troubles and trials Hurrouud 
ns, let us press onward lowanl the 
mark for the prize ofthe higl- -calling 
ofdodiu ('hrist Jesus. We have 
no abiding city here, we have a buil- 
iliug oi'dud, a house not matle with 
hands, eternal in the heavens. Lei 
us prove faithful, so when we come 
to die, we may i)e prepared to meet 
our sniuted lather in Heaveu. 

lie slfcps, hi-* pilgrimage is o'er, 
IliH ciirtlily rati! nl liist U nm— 

Ilii HiMil iiiomittto tliall'liesfulsliore, 
A life of glory Is Iii-gun. 

No nioi'p nJiall Borrow nhado IiIh brow 
A loiij; C'tcriiily he'll sppnd. 

Amiil Uiiil liriglit nml joyous tlirong, 
WUcrg bliss ibnU auvcr kuow au 

CiiARLOTTn I. Masters. 

lio.vens Kyc. W. Va. 

Dear Jirclhr 

(/urn: l)nr Communion 
Jlfi'liiig in Andrew Co., Mn. was 
held aeemdiny to arrangement. We 
had (lulto a refreshing linic, a verv 
good turn out nf memberfj, und a 
goodly number of hpeetator.^. The 
mini^tering lireihreu frnm a distance 
were, A. .1. Currell, 1). 1). Sdl, Kl- 

dor.-.and 1). Cihs.mand Bhuk- 

er, aeeompauit'd by other brethren 
and sisters; and though the meeting 
is nitw nvi-r, but the ineDmrv is still 
bright and fr.>h in our minds. We 
trust that deepand la**(iug impressions 
luivo hiHMi made, and tliat the swd 
Miwii will f^re long spring forth, ripen 
into full ears for our iM:biters graine- 
ry. Many tears were seen to How 
from tlie eves of the almost converted 
►dinner; while the earnest appeals nf 
I ho hrotluou were brought to bear 
upon their hearts. Upon the whole 
we had u good meeting, both saint 
aiul sinner we trust were benefitttHl. 
May (lod bless the lab-rn of the 
bivihreu, may souls be their hire, 
«uil eternal life their rewanl. Wo 
itave leariRHl siuee the meetini;. that 
fome .)f ili.we whn wea- in atteiidanee 
are now new Iwru souls in the Church 
nf Christ, May many more see the 
advantage of ai-ccpiing salvation 
while it may yet be found. 

In conclusion, we will touch upon 
something that has made me feci ^ur- 
ry.and not only myself, but all of the 
member-i here, who hsvc seen and 
heard of the pame. It has caused 
many of the brethren and sisters to 
exclaim, in the language of the sor- 
row stricken Apostle in that night of 
the betrayal. "Is it I, is it I? ]f it 
were not iiar fear of wrong impres- 
siouH being made upon the minds of 
some, we should forever hold our 
peace. JJut, dear members, how can 
1 when tlie impression ha** been mad'' 
publicly, that the church in Andrew 
Co., Mo. is drifting to drstniction? 
Oh! how should the bre'hreu in, and elsewhere feal, to hear of 
one of the churches in the fmutier 
drifting down lo destruction. But, 
dear brethren, do not lo>ie confidence 
111 your WesJern brethren, fur the 
brethren and si'Ucrs in Andrew Co., 
are eou*ending fur the faith once de- 
liveied to the saints. Our ministers 
arc young but zealous in the cause 
of Ciirist, most of the members are 
young, an<l prolKibly not as plain as 
(ddcr ones shouhl be. Kut brethren, 
we arc hutnble. We are net too 
proud to wash one another's feet, or 
to ohey any otht-r eommandroentH in 
the won! (tf (iod. The disadvantage 
under which the brethren lahor, aud 
the circumstauteB in which they are 
placed, travel where you may, ycni 
cannot fincl a. more orderly .set of 
members than you will iiud here in 
Mo. 'i'hesc are facts just as they be, 
and where brother Correll saw or 
fuund anything that caused him to 
exclaim ; "My God, my (ie<l, where 
are we clrii'ting Lo," is best known to 
himself. Where is the Iieart that 
will not feel the pangs of such luu- 
gSuge, We think brother (joirell 
could have found milder language 
when he was liere, as his niendicrship 
is in this arni of the churoh. IVob- 
ably the members aie worthy of his 
admonitinn, and willing to take aud 
receive adin(uiitit>n. We arc willing 
to Ui subject one to another when a 
lawful course is taken. The apostle 
l*aul .«ays; "Llebuke, exhort in all 
longsuUering and doctrine." in this 
doott in «very case? we fear it is not. 
We always try and do fur tht; breth- 
ren when ihey visit us the bffst 
we can. We invite brethren to visit 
MS anii preach for ns, and to see 
whether they can find anything that 
would give rise lo such tlioughts as 
publishwl in Pii.(jkim, written by 
l)rothor A. J. Correll, and if such a 
tlung oiiould be, we hope a i^atisfao- 
tory explanation will bo given, hop- 
ing all is woll,aud all things work 
togellier for gofxl to those who love 
tjotl. Wamiei, (;. lUsHOi:. 

- —a t 'M rvg'" — ^— 

Dear JJrcs. Brumlnivgh : Not lot g 
Muce, I was asked Iiy mw of !)u.- Ki- 
ders why 1 did not \\ "the V\\.- 
(!UiM — my reply w:is, i haoc not got 
tilth-. Which under existing eircum- 
stances is so ; for after duty lo nnself, 
my family, and the Chureh, 1 have 
iu> time lefi. — Aud if I write for one 
ttf our l*<u'iodlc-ils. and not tor the 
rest, ^it would not seem altogether 
hrtilherly in me to do so ; nuire espe- 
cially jLs our]EJitoi-s iiave]all been so 
kind, as to scud mo their respective 
Periodicals, and for which I in return 
have Ihh'u soliciting and fjrwarding 
subscriptions to the Visitor^ the Com- 
jMinion^iUxi] the PiLoitixf. 1 also re- 
(vivo the Vimiicatjr and the Chil- 
dreti'x Paper. Tliesc like the l^ous 
Youth, are still in tJieir infancy, and 

under other circumstances might be 
prwluctiv* of doing much good, t. «. 
In case our Editors would consent to 
the idea of consolidation^ then thot-e 
who now write f«n' those junior papers, 
could each have a column or so, io 
the consolid.ated paper, conseqently 
their productiims would be more gen- 
erally read, aud read wherever the 
^enio^ prriodicals are rend. This ar- 
rangement would be far more cunvc- 
uioMt, and more expedient, as the 
reading matter could be furnished at 
le.'^s expcuse aud less lab'>r. I favor 
the idea of publishing a Magazine, 
hence, I think the Visitor in its pres- 
ent form should be sustained, while 
all our other Periodicals be cimsolid- 
atcd into one suitably sized ['\)lio. 

The idea (you have heretofore sug- 
gested), o( publishing the l*n.aRl.u, 
in Kcdio form, 1 think ii very good 
arrangement, as it will be nuirc i^ui- 
venient for the printer and the reader, 
and there can be a column or two de- 
voted lo secuhir news, or mlscollane- 
nus mailer. I think when ihe Pil- 
OHIM oome.-3 with Its contemplated 
change, you may exi>ect to Receive a 
few more names to your subscription 
list from this lociliiy. M<Te anou. 
PiliLi' iioyj^E. 

New Windsor, Md. 

Editor's Department. 




Th» foilowint; wo Iniorl l)y rcHuesl. but d. 

wish lo Ul' lifla rPsi>oii^ihlP for tl.*' rontftits. ns wo 

di> not iirid>-r^uiiitl t!iB m'ivptn<!tit We tiave ko-iwii 

liro. I), M, Hiil-^inger (mm i.ur l)">'lioo!i,:ind T.culd 

iidl. l;iU<' him to ln^ :tn msiu'ilor ofaii uiUav/fdl 

mCiiBiir^i*. U ii iriie. t)it> Mill Ii, C. ot Ta., 9cfM 

hull I." Mlrliiaiii, hut. whylip it roL tullUIInii rii=i 

. «.i ;m- no! luliy in.'ui nu'd. Asalarf;^ 

nt.nir renin- .in- iritfrnifil In Ihe resnit, 

iiMSi.iri, wu wiJiild Ijtf |iliM>.ffl 1'^ lijva bro, 

rr sn^'<' 'I'' '■^ report tor tlio sitbfactiuiiot 

our fafluis.— LmroR. 

Dear Brethren : — Since tlie mis- 
sionary cause has of late been much 
talked about, aud some little done in 
that direction, ftr which wo feci to 
thank God, aud since the Middle 
District of Pa., has sent one to Mich. 
;us we understand, we thought we 
would ask that meeting what the ob- 
ject was in sending D. M. Holsinger? 
Was it to preach in Indiana, Illinois 
and Iowa, or Michigan? Was it lo 
preacli, or try and have all the breth- 
ren see things as he see? them, in those 
places he may sec proper to visit? 
We understand that be was sent to 
preach in Michigan. Ho told us a 
few liays ago that he had been out 
about live months, aud had been to 
Micliigau about live weeks He i3 
now in Indiana, trying lo set things 
in order as lie sees them. A lew days 
ago, ho in company with others, met 
at a private house and canto to the 
concinsiou that they would call a 
m:?( ting of the Preachers and Deacon;* 
of the Noithorn District of Indiana. 
Not the Laieiy, but the oflicers, and 
are nov/ sending out invitations to the 
difierent Arms of the Church, calling 
on thorn to meet at, or near Goshen, 
»u Iho 6tb of December. This looks 
to us like usurping aulhoriiv that 
God and the Church docs not grant 
to any set of brethren, and as wc 
have our District Meetings, wc think 
bro. Holsinger & co. Jhad better at- 
tend to iImkc things for whieii the 
Church sent them. Wc have our 
Di.-»triet Me;.'ting In lie Spring, and 
we all have the privilege to iro that 
can, both oiHeers and laiety, brethren 
: and slslei-s. Why not then ami tljore 
meet, and if there is anv trouble meet- 
it? Ifthe Middle District of Pa. has 
sent D. M. IJolsinger for lids pur- 
l>ose, he is filling his mission woll, if 
not, they ought to know it, hence 
this notice, which I hope you will 
give in your next issue. 

GEonoE W. Ckipe. 

In days of yore, miicli depended 
upon the preface or intriMluctivn of a 
book or periodical. If that was well 
done, the work ir.isin a Ihirway for 
snrcejfs, but those days, with their pe- 
cnliaritie-s, are among ihe things of 
the past, and every thing must no*r 
stand the scrutiny of an intelligeit 
people. With thi.-^ rspcetatii n, we 
send the Pll-GRIM in Its new dress and 
form, forth to the Brotherhoml, and 
all others that tnay appreciate its vis- 
Its, with full assiiranec that it will 
reccivoa kind aud pilgrimlike rece[5^^ 
tion. ^ 

Our first reason for making tlie 
change was for convenience. In tlic 
other form It could not be read with- 
out culling it open, and if that wa-i 
done, it was also necessary to stitch it 
togttler, or it would soon be lying 
over the floor or tabl*, which u no 
unfrequeiit occurrence. In the pres- 
ent form, this can be avoided aud bo 
read just as well, by following the 
pages. Our second reason for ma- 
king the change is, that in the pres- 
ent form it 'vvill contain about one 
fourth more reading matter, which 
can be determined by measuring the 
blank space ic the old form, and our 
printers think it can be determined 
quite as well, by the additional type 
and labor that it takes to put it up. 

Our third and last reason is, that 
many of our readers have been press- 
ing their claims for a change upon 
us, and wc feel that they should be 
gratified. Among the number, are 
some of our old and iufluentlal breth- 
ren who Irjve both experience and 
judgment, therefore wu hope that if 
any of our dear patrous are not an 
fivorable to it, they v;-ill be willing 
to give it a trial fur one year at least, 
and if at the end of that time, it does 
not rr.eet the general wishes of the 
Brotherhood, we will again change 
it to any form that may be best adapt- 
ed to our wants. This numb?r will 
be a fair specimeu of the next years 
volume, except that this is of tho ex- 
tra paper, ($150) which is richly 
worth the price asked ior it, (he fact 
is, it defies competition. Every one 
that has a taste for a pretty andVood 
paper, should take this edition. The 
§1.25 edition will ho. printed on tho 
same paper as heretofore, jierhaps a 
little better, ami 'of course will con- 
tiiin the same reading matter as the 
sJl-oO paper. We do this simply to 
accommodate those who. wish a better 
paper and are willing to pay for U, 
and wc hope that all sucJi ^lill ava.t 
themselves of this opporiiuiity and 
make the number as large zs. possible 
so that we may be compensated f.>r 


■our troyble. The good pajwr will 
comropnce wiih Nn, 1, 1872. All 
thoee tliat wish it slionM lofc us know 
In pciod time, so dial they can have 
t heir who'c volurr.c of a uoi.'brin qnal- 
itv or pajHT After seeing the num- 
licr you can dctcrniinc whicli you 
^vill prefer as the mining volamc of 
t:oo<l pupcr will be the same weight 
ami quality of this, but of a pure 
whiu'. The first eide isalready priut 
ctl and our strarij;« brethren who are 
nov.' with u^, exp:-es« themselves as 
iiighiy plcascJ with it.'s uppcRrance 
iivA think it will be tlic means of 
jjrcatly enlargint; our circulation, we 
hope 50 as it will cost us considerable 
extra labor. We do not intend to 
huy tiiat it is cheaper or bettor than 
our other periodicals, as such com- 
jiarisons are low and bepgarly. All 
we intend to say is, that we intend 
to make it the very best Pilgkim 
we can, and richly worih the price 
a.sked for it, as wc believe all our 
other j)crior!ica!s nro. 

Onr labors shall be devoted to the 
good of the church, the buildinj; up 
of Zion, the encouraging of the weary 
pilgrim on his journey to the Celos- 
lial City and the conversion of sin- 
ners, and to you, dear brethren, we 
appeal for help. Wc can all labor 
for these results. Then let us have 
your united aid, not oidy in dollars 
and cents, but in contrihutinjj to our 
columns. Do not be afraid to send 
us yoiu" prodnetionSj v/o will neither 
ezposo nor censure, but all will be 
treated with ciiristian eourte^iy and 
brotherly aS'ection. Then dear breth- 
roa and sisters, may we not claim 
your best wishes and happy co-ope- 
ration? If you have thv. will, you 
can do much for us, hy iiUroducin-^ 
nnd speaking good words fur the 
PiLGKiM. We thir.k that the mer- 
its of this uiimber will recon:iRicn<l 
itself, all you will have to do, will 
be to let others see it, and we think 
that many homes will be opened to 
its wee:;!y visits. 


The faaiily, onaet'ount of 
onr meetint^ now in progress, has h:id, 
this Vi'eek,an unusual amount of visit- 
ors, among whom were the following 
ministers; B. F. Good, H. Hersii- 
berger, J. F. Oiler, George Motirer, 
and Daniel Miller. Such visits are 
highly appreciated by us, ami will be 
longrcmemhered Brother Good took 
:i scat at tlie Sanctum Table, and be- 
low we give the result. It is a little 
llatterin;^', and was it not his first, 
and perhaps last production at an ed- 
itors tabic, we would feel like tabling 
it on that account. 

Office of the Pn.GniM, 1 

November 20, 1871. J 

This morning, dear readers of the 

Pii.GniM, 1 am privileged to enjoy, 

iur the first timcj the pleasure of the 

assoeintion of the PirxiRiu family. 
and wc just feel as thougli many of 
our brethren and sisters wi>uld like to 
enjoy a more intimate ae*]uaiutaucc 
with the P11.GUIM fannly, butas many 
cannot enjoy this with us tor want of 
opportunity. I will try to !;ive tliem 
an ide:i of the family iLs-^oeiation^ and 
its adaptation to tho t«sk of sending 
forth weekly, its quoC'i and ratio of 
vital matter, to encourage the pilgrim 
upon his way to Zion. Tlie acting 
Kditor. H. )?. B. the haul of family, 
is a man of s:»nguine lemperment, 
about thirty-five ycai^ of age, and I 
think well adapted for the platse and 
position lie o('<'upios. He is the son 
of our worthy father and Bro. .John 
Brumbaugh. I should have said that 
H. B. it. is one of tlie elCcient ininis- 
ti'i's in t!ic James Creek arm of the 

Georg« Brninbangh IT. B. B's 
elder brother, who is now tho Elder 
minister in the James Creek Ciiurch, 
alihongh not directly connected with 
the office business, wields a consider- 
able inflnenc for the good of the PiL- 
GitlM, and more for llie Church over 
which he now prch^idcs. 

J. B. B. one of the publishers is a 
youthful brother, a little reserved in 
manner of address, hind, pleasant, 
diligent and, in short, seems just the 
uiau for the place. As an additional 
ibruc for the task of editinglhe paper, 
two ntlicrs iire empluycd, whom we 
would judge, from the diiigcnct! and 
activity, in prosecuting their part of 
the work, are doingsomething, at least 
every week Vomcs out * the Pilgium, 
brim fnll of vital matter. 

Heretofore they used a hand-press 
to print the sheet, which is soon to be 
superceded by a ])ower ])rcss, which 
will enable them to jtrint the ])aper 
in much less time. With the advan- 
tage of a largoly increased subscrip- 
tion li.1t, they liavc been induced to 
give us further advantages in the 
cliaractcr of the pa[ier, in manueraiul 
matler of which they jiave now laid 
sample of before yoii. Brethren and 
siftlers, how do you like tlie sam]>le 
copy for the coming year? If you 
like it, try and encourage others to 
take it ; it may do Ihctn good, :ls we 
trust it has done the upright in lioart. 
Our Pii-uiUM family jHomise to do 
the liest they can for us and others, 
in the prosecution of the sacred and 
holy cause, and 1 think tlioy are jm-1 
the men to t\o what lliey «iy. 1 am 
not going to s.-iy anything al)ont the 
hospitality of the Pli.GiUM family, 
and onr clear sisler, the wife of the 
EtIIlor, H. IJ. B. and tluL'^(! of tlie 
(amily, but one thing I do unnw, that 
if you pay them a visit, dear reader, 
you may get refrcsiicd, and am sure 
you will not leave hungry northii'sty. 
Tlie place of location is Markh's- 
burg, Huntingdon connly, l*a., some 
ten or twelve miles houth of Hunt- 
ingdon, near the line of the H. &. B, 
T. itailruad. 

The lii'od has thus fiir prospered ns 
on ourjiiurney. J have been here j 
and labored with and for the Church 
a k-w days, and cxjjcct to continue, if 
the Lord will, for some days yet. 

The nif etirigsare wellattended wltli 
much interest upon the part of the 
Chiireh and people. 

Pray ftir us brethren Ihat the Y\'ord 
may have free conrnL*, and ihe pcojdc 
lo gl'irily it to the j)rai!'e of God, 
D. F. Good. 


The Pilgrim has been making its 
weekly visits to your homes, and we 
have certainly sent it out freighted 
with the very best we had. Soon the 
year will be close*!, and llie time of 
dc'-ision has come. Shall it continue 
to come for the year 1872, bringing 
the glad news of the kingdom of Je- 
sus te your homes and lircsides? — 
This No. shows you what it is lo be 
for the coming year. Don't you 
think you would like to have it con- 
tinue to come? It don't need to cost 
you more liiau ^1.25, and where is 
the brother or sister that cannot, by 
using a little economy, save that 
inueh — It may be worth much more 
to you than the ju'icc asked for it. — 

It May be the means of saving a 
son or a daughter from the second 
death. Then, close not your door 
ag.Hinst it, and it will continue to 
come more pilgrim-like than ever be- 

According to previous announce- 
ment, we intend to send the Pii.nniM 
to all old subscribers unless notified 
to stop it. Tin's number is a fair 
specimen of what the next volume 
will be, as there will bo no more of 
this form until No. 1 of ncxtyear^ — 
Vol. 3rd. Now we kindly ask all 
of our readers who do not want to 
take the Pilgkim for iho coming 
year to let us know ns soon as pos- 
sible, we should know by the middle 
of December — either write to us, giv- 
ing name and pos# ofTiee, and pay 
"stop my paper at tlio end of the 
year," or tell the agent and he will in- 
form us. Tills request is so reason- 
able that we hope all that wish it 
stopped, will attend to it at once. 


As we said last year, so wc say 
again. Any that has not the money 
to spare now, jjut cau pay for it dur- 
ing the year, caa send us their names 
and the Pilgkim will be sent. We 
have learned to trust our bretliren and 
feel assured that again the year is up, 
wo will have little to lose. 

Brethren, wc do not believe there 
is one in the brotherhood, who en- 
joys the v.^c of Ids hands and feet, 
but Avliat could save ^l.2b during the 
year, (hereferc wc believe, if all are 
hoiM-Ht, we wiP not K'.>c hy this liber- 
al offer. 

Never send any money without 
giving the name and address of those 
who paid it. Please remember thi=. 


All sums ruder S52.00 if carefuUv 
put up and addressed, at our ii^k. — 
All sums over $2.00 may be sent in 
P. O. Money Orders, Cheeks or 
Drafts payable to our order, or send 
iu a Uegistercd ictfcr. 

Every agent will please reserve at 
home, a complete list so that all ac- 
counls can be kept square. Thus, 
an agent can always kuow who h.Ts^ 
and who has not paid, also correct 
the publishers if they make any mis- 

\\'e have issued, this week, a much 
larger edition than usual. Some of 
tlicsc we will send out to such ad- 
dresses as wc may think proper, and 
letaiu the others tor such as mav 
wish lo work for us, ai:d want sam- 
ple copies. All those who receive 
this number are kindly ro<piested t) 
act as agent for us, or hand it to 
some one who will. Specimen Nos. 
with premiums to agents, and pros- 
pectus sent free to all on application. 


There are a few of onr readers who 
wish to know whether the Pilgrim 
can be bonnd in this form. We 
answer, yes, just as well as before. 
The honk will be larger, hut those 
who wisli to get them bound should 
wait until they have two volumes and 
have thcju bound together. They 
will thus malic a pretty book fur the 
table, and not cost as much as to have 
the old form bouud in sepai'atc vol- 


Subacribe fur the Pilgriv. 


Oar agei((6 will pieajsc wnid us a 
list of all, old subserd)ers, who do not 
wisli to talic ihe Pn.GClM fhr the next 
)ear, and a!! the new named which 
ean be had, whleh we hojjc will be 

The old subscribers who continue 
to take it can be sent when tlie money 
is paid. . 

OAHLING. — Naar Upton, September 
Ll.\G, iiilViiil ilnii^Iiter oMrieiui (teor;^ciinil 
;*ariiliC!iiriin^; a^'cd H iiioaU-s, aud I7d:iyi. 

(*U^tP,— In Uierncnstlc, Nnveraber 4l!i. 
JS71, MIN'NIK ANN UUMi', duugliter of 
Irieiid Kiii.inuel iind sister ('iillmriD*: Cuiuj) ; 
a;;ed 1 yenr, 3 luoiitlis, and 2'- days. 

DOMK. — In the sruiie congregation, boq 
of broilier Dory nnd sister Sally Dome ; 
aged 2 yi'ar», 7 mnutli:), aud 21 days. 

Tlie above funeral occasion were improT- 
cd by tlie writer ^ Gkukok Mouiiiin. 
CCompanior. anH Visitor pliaso copy.) 


D. n. /Joncbrokc, 


Daniel /(.)ck, 


V. Oillmin,'ii. 


1'. .1. Jlvcra, 


K. ,V, MilUr, 


t'lilliiiriiu' y/ni-e, 


Ocorgc //ninibangh. 


DijiiU'l Ilitys, 


Urijili Wa;.-oncr, 


S i.i'iin ('. r^ln-IIpr 

1 S'. 



[.oiiis Younjr. 


Jucoli U. l''ii>hel. 


Kiuftnut'l JJullinger, 


Jobn Ciilp. 


J. N. Delrirk. 

:i SB. 

Lizzie !•'. MilliT. 

1 CJ 

Uiiniel Dock. 


Siidlf E Ulkr, 


Gcnrpe Monr.r, 

81IBJUCI Myers, 


j^'HmocI N'. Wiue, 


Louis Yoiiny, 

George S. KinkJo, 


n. M. Shcrf)-, 


T H E W K E K L Y 1' I L (i li 1 M. 

Religious News- 

TliC clerical list, cnibracinjj all 
branclira of llic Lutheran Chiircli in 
Amrrina, according lo the forthcom- 
ing Alinana(;, conlairi'*, 2, 175 names, 
a gaiii of about 100 iluring the year. 
Of the nominal l*rot<'8(antA of Glas- 
gow, 1 :iO,nOf) attend no place of wor- 
Hhir) on the J^rd'H J)ay. The unit- 
ed l're>ibyU'rian« arc one of the strong • 
fUl denominations in that cily, but 
their gain last year was only 757, 
though they have Hfty-two places of 

'I'm: Wf^lminMrr lirvicw, in an 
article on tin; Jiaptistfl, flays of Mr. 
Spurgeon: — " We know, on good au- 
thority, that some of his own deacons 
tleiierila; him as a ' I'ojie,* popular 
ihoiigli lie be with tiicni, niul tliat he 
at one time had tlmuglits of introduc- 
ing the Presbyterian form ofCliui"ch 
govcri-nnjcnt au)ong the lia)>tist«." 

Thk increase in the number of 
miiwitmaries in the last fifty years is 
nnirc tluin five hundred per cent. In 
IH20 Ihore wei'e ;j.j7 Pnjfestantmiss- 
ionarics I'rom ICugland and A nierica, 
in 1H70, l,rMi» missifujaries, with 10, 
^ liSG native ju-eacliers and a.ssistants. 

In Germany, ilio (Jhurch question 
oc<uipii;s every niigd.and men c; 
ly wail to SCO how the governments 
will free themselves from the emljar- 
rnsstnent lo wliich llicy arc sribjcctetl 
by the dogma of infiillil)ilty. Jtap- 
l.iars that all the governmetil.s are dc- 
tt^'miued to protect and thereby to 
])romol(! the movements against tlie 
dogma. Prussia has ileprived the 
<,'atlu)Iie.sof a great advantage in dis- 
solving that part of the Ministcrium 
to which C'atholic uiVairM arc cxelu- 
.sively referred. Itavaria has called a 
minister that jiroves rather fierce to- 
ward the Uoinans. And tlie (Jerman 
Riiicliskanzler, liizmarcl;, hasexjiress- 
ed himself so openly against Komish 
iloings tiiat it is phiin lie does not iu- 
tond the^&suit.s shall rule, 


The following we clip from the 
VhriMian Shindard. The reporter 
seems to think that liro. Jewell did 
a vast amount of good by ilefeuding 
the (iospel. Uniloublcdly, if lie de- 
leiided the Gospel, lie law done a good 
work, but in these days of sectarian 
bigotry, our minils licoome so biased, 
that we sometimes lliink men defend 
the (iespel, when Ihey only defend 
their own dogma or creed. 

The soeond ilebale was between our 
1 eople and the Ibiukers. Tllev se- 
lected Hubert Miller, rtf Ladoga, as 
their man, and deniaiideda lirsl class 
minister on enr side ; and that the 
dill'erenee between usaiid them sliould 
lie lully discussed, we selis'ted liro. 
.lewell. They presenlwl four piojio- 
kilionfi . 

I. "Christ commanded a single act 
in liajitism, and not three.'' 

II. "I'oot-washingisaeommaiidof 
Chlist.aiid istobeobserveil thniugli- 
out the (iospel dispensation in the 
( liiirch, a» it is done liy tlio Uunkcre." 
iMiUer allivmwl. 

III. "The bread and 

to be practiced throughout the GiHiicI I The Bridge of Motion, ar recent Scl-1 ,.., , ,. 

,, ' .. ._ i" _ L__xi._ T*._ i_ ! .-<? TV I r •..!.- I parents. Thiirsdsy hvo- No7. 16lli, by o. 

.ST.4yER— (-.1MERKB.— .it tlie brid.ii 

dispensation as it isdoiiebytlieDuuk- icotifie DevelopmonLs; I^ura's Expe- 
I ers." Miller afflrnicd. j rience,a .Slrange,but True Love .Story 

The discussion lasted five days, and 1 Gen. Robert A. Cameron, the Colora- 1 
Bro. .Jewell did a vast amount of good Jo Colonist ; Chicago ; Chronic Ca- 

W. iyruuilmugb. Ma. ftfTATaa *iii 

^AKAll CAUKBua all ofiJlftir Co., Pa. — METZGHH.— At tlio 
bride's pnrenls, br KM. J. W. flRl'M- 
, , 7 t . I ■. /' 1 r* 'PI ... .l.t ! U.4L'01I. N'ny. Hub, GiioauK KKNt^ineuH 

n his manly and intelligcut.Meleuse tarrli, iLs Cause and Cure ; Ihought, ^,,, j,^,_^ metzous, ali..r niairCo.. Pa. 
of the (iospel throughout the entire in .Sound or Motion ; The (Teol.igieal J II.^^•x_Hc ORAW.-By S. A. Mora 
debate. Tbo.s. M. Buii.VA.v. j History of -Man ; The Faculty ot Or- 1 nt liia reaidenci-. Nov. Tih.AcBTm C. IIass 

i der and its Culture; Working at and Jkssib ,Mc Oraw, all ofBJair Co., P». 
A coMSfnTEB of the London Di- ■ Night ; The Ue.serlo<l Village. Sio- -■ 

alcctic Society has been at work two j gle Xos. .30 cts. §3.00 a year. A [ DIED. 

j6ars upon an investigation of the | new vol. begins with the next num- 

allcgcd phenomena of .Spiritualism, i her. S. K. Wkm.s. riiblislicr, 3S9 uEPbOQbE— InMoulion. AppanojuCo , 
Various experiments were made with I Broadway, New York. Iowa. Oet. 16, 18"i JEMIM.\ kkpi.oglk 

"*■'■' " I dauglilcr of bro. Gcorj,'e 13 and slitter C.ath- 


profesaionai mediums, and iion-[»ro- 
fes.'^ional believers, and even that artTJi 
S|>intiialist. Mr. Home, was made 
to go tlirou;;li with Iii^ pcrfonnances There will be ft series of meetings 
for thcenlightenmcutof llieconimittee. nt the Maple Grove Meeting lionao. 
With respect to the sranccs with Mr. ! 4 miles N. E. of Ashland, near bro. 
Home, it wiLs the committee's report i John Bcci;hlv's, commencini^ on the 
that iiothinf; occurred at any of them ! eve. of the IGth of Dec, and continue 
which could be re-sonably attributed | one week, or lont^or. A ;^eneral 
to supernatural cause*!. The general j invitation la e.-ctendcd to all laborers 
report ni" the committee seems to bciin the vineyard. ]ly order of the 

that une.xplainable sounds are heard 
in connsi'tion with so-called .spiritual 
manifestiitions, that movements o(" 
heavy bodies take plar* without visible 
agenoy, that thc.-.o movements and 
sounds sometime follow a code of sig- 
nal*; and give coherent answers to 
que.-itiou,^, that the facts communicated 
are gencnilly commonplace; and that 
the " manifustations" may or may 
not he affected by the presence of par- 
ticular persons. Tliis is all ! It is a 
significant fact that Prof. Huxley, 
who was very jirojierly invited by tlie 
committee to assist in ^the investiga- 
tion, replied : 

"I regret that I am unable to ac- 
cept the invitation of the council of 
the Dialectical Society to cooperate 
with a committee for the investigation 
of Spiritualiim, and for two reasons. 
In the first i)laco, I have no time for 
such an imjuiry, wiiich would involve 
rauffh trouble, and (unloas it svevc un- 
liite all inquiries •of that kiiul I have 
known) much annoyance. In the 
second place, I take no interest in the 
subject. The only case of '■ SpirituaU 
ism " I have had the opportunity of 
examining into it for myself, was as 

OSS an imposture as ever came under 





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F.VUUNEY— MILLEH.-On the 14th 
ult. at the residence of the brides parents 
by Elder Moacs Miller, brother josi^n 
F.vnRNKT of the firm of Dr. P. Fahrnoy's 
liroi. & Co.. Waynesboro Pa, to sister lii- 

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ihc Magaaine-s wc recievc each nionih, 
nonearo more carefully pursued than 


anne Iloploglc, aged ITyesra 2 mouths oiul 
14 days. Diftonse Dropsy. 

Slio was nfliicted for a "long time and die.l 
very suddenly. She was an obadieut child 
lo her parents and kind and atTectionnto to 
licr little Drolhers and flisters. At tiic clow 
of her life she frequently fpokc of hcrfutur© 
happiness and love to .Icsus. Funeral ser- 
vices in tlve M. E. Church in tlie town o!' 
Moulton, bv bro. Wm. ytrickler fiom St 
John 5 : 2.5. 20. 

[ Ooritpani'jn and Visitor please copy. J 

HESS— Near Marion, Franklin Co., Prf. 
Nov. 2nd. friend AllTtAHAM IIESS, aged 
5!) years, 2 months, and 29 days. 

The subject of the above notice, IhoDgh 
■well stricken in years, was not a nii-mber of 
the body of Christ. Like many otiiera, he 
waited for a more favorable opportunity, or 
thought there wns still time ; but suddenly 
the niesecnger death claimed him a victini. 
On the fourth inst. his mortal remains were 
conveyed to the Aolietam Church burviug 
ground, followed by n largo coDcourso of 
friends, lie left behind a sorrow stricken 
and bereaved wife, a sinter in the Church, 
beeidesa loving and interesting family of 
sons and daugblerp, most of whom are in 
the fold of Jesus and who together we trust 
in Christ, are able to bear their adiiction— 
" Not lo sorrow as others tiiat liavo no 
bope." D. F. GaoD. 

DESirONG— In the Maple Grove con- 
gregation Nov, 4lli Bro. JOHN V, DEB- 
HONG, aged (i!3 years, 7 mouths, and 21 
days, lie took his bod on tho :Ust of Octo- 
ber and after a short sickness died. Ho left 
an aged companion and a worthy sister and 
family lo mourn his departure. Funeral 
services by the Brethren and Avritar from 
Isaiah 89 : ly to a large and atteutivo Con- 

Also in the same congregation COIiV 
ALICE BERGHLY. aged 3 yearsli month,* 
and IS days. Funeral services by A. M. 
DICKEY and the writer from tlie langiiag* 
of tho Savior, *' SulTer little children to 
come unto me and forbid them not for of 
such is the the Kingdom Heaven." 

\Vm. Sadlbb. 

BOW>lAN— In tho Bandy Church, Stark 
Co., Ohio, nn the 27tli af September 1871, 
our beloved brother MICHAEL BOW- 
MON, aged S.^ years, 9 mrmthsand 11 days. 
He leaves a enmpanion, a sister in Uio 
church, and many friends ami councction* 
to mourn their loss, Broilirr Bowman wr» 
a faithful member of the Church for upward* 
of .^0 years. Shortly Ix-forc he died he call- 
ed tho Elders of the church and was anoint- 
ed. On the 2OU1 his remaiua wen; follow, 
od to Iheir last resling-placc by a larg* 
number of relaiives and friemls. 

Funeral occasion improved bv brother 
David iiyers, from 2ad Timothy 4 : 7, S. 

Tlie text was selected by our aged liroth- 
erhimselfashis funeral t*-xt : also, tlie .^flS 
liyrna. S. IJ. Stuckhy. 


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voted to religion and moral reform. It will 
advocate in the spirit of love .-uid liborty, Lbn 
principles of true Christianity, labor lor Mn> 
prouioiion of peace among the people (>f 
God, for the encouragemeul of lUo saiot« 
and lor the eonversiim of sinners, avoidin" 
Uioric things which tend toward disuaion or 
SL'clionat feelings. 


HuQlingdon county. Pa. 



VOL. 3 


NO 1 



"BuL allthpir ^vorlts they do for to be 
seen of men : Ihey make broad their Phy- 
lacteries, and enlarge the borders of liieir 


for ye compass Bca aad 

land lo make one proselyte ; and when lie 
19 made, ye make him two-fold more the 
child ofhsll than youraelvea. * * * Ye 
aerpents, ye geiit;ration of vipera, how cau 
ye escape the damnation of hell." Matt. 
39: 5, 15, S3. 

This charge, though severe, is nev- 
ertheless the language of Jefiii&, who 
spake as man never spake, and being 
fiddressed to man it demands our se- 
rious considerations, as it is our priv- 
ilege to know whether it applies to 
us or to some other men. The charge 
being preferred against the Scribes 
and Pharisees, we note their charac- 
ter and occupation to know who, 
and what they were. "In Scripture, 
and in Jewish history, a Scribe was 
a clerk or secretary to the king. Se- 
raiah was- scribe to King David (2 
Sara, 8.) An oSicer who enrolled 
or kept the rolls of the money, and 
called over the uaraes and i-eoordeJ 
them, (2 Kings 25.) (2 Chron. 26.) 
A writer and a doctor of the law ; a 
man of learning, — one skilled in the 
law; one who read and explained the 
law to the people, (Ezra 7.) A Phar- 
isee was one of a sect among the 
Jews, whose religion consisted in a 
strict observance of rites and ceremo- 
uies, and of the traditions of the eld- 
ers, and whose pretended holiness led 
thera to separate themselves as a sect, 
considering themselves more right- 
eous than othet Jews." (Webster.) 
The Pharisees were the most consid- 
erable sect among the Jews, the 
Scribes and all the learned men of 
the law were of their party; and 
consequently they drew after them 
the bulk of the people, and the chief 
priest being in sympathy with them 
made them a formidable, and a dan- 
gerous sect 

As to their religious opinions, ihey 
believed in the existence of a God, 
they received the five books of Moses 
and the writings of the prophets. — 
They believe in a future state of ex- 
istence, in the resurrection of the [ 

soul and body, in rewards and pun- 
ishments &c. Their faith in the res- 
urrection, however wa5 confused, hav- 
ing received the Pvthagorean doc^ 
trine of transmigration of souls. The 
notoriously wicked, they, liowever, 
consigned at their death immediately 
to hell. 

These are the characters, Jesus 
says "sit iu Moses' seat.'' That is, 
Moses being a teacher, and they as- 
suming the functions of teachers, are 
said to sit iu Moses seat. The sole 
olject with them was, their own ag- 
grandizement, and to efiect It, they 
made broad their pliylacteries, and 
enlarged the borders of theii' garments. 
In the law, God "s^rakc unto the 
children of Israel, and bid ihera that 
they make them fringes in the bor- 
ders of their garments, throughout 
their generations, and that they put 
ujwu the fringe of the border a rib- 
bon of blue." Num. 15: 38.) "But 
thou shalt bind them for a sign upon 
thine hand, and they shall be as 
frontlets between thine eyes, and thou 
.-'halt write them upon the posts of 
thy house, and on thy gates." (Deut. 
6 ; 8, 9, and 22 ; 2.) The design was 
that they should remember the law, 
and not to forget the duty it enjoined 
upon thera, to teach it to their chil- 
dren, aud childrens' ehiidren, and to 
talk of them when they came in and 
went out, and when they sat down, 
aud when they rose up &c. In these 
fringes, or ribbons they wrote some 
sentences of the law to aid their mem- 
ory of it. These are now called phy- 

Among the Jews, it was a slip of 
parchment on which was written some 
test of Scripture, particularly of the 
decalogue, and was worn by devout 
persons on the forehead, or nock, as a 
mark of their religion. Dr. Clark, 
on Matt. 23, says, "An original phy- 
lactery lies now before me. It is a 
l)iece of fine vellum, about eighteen 
inches long, and an Incli and a quarter 
long. It is divided into four unctjual 
compartments ; in the fir.^t is written, 
in a very fair character, T,-ith many 
apices, after tho mode of the German 

Jews, the first ten verses of Exodu? 
13 ; in the second compartment is 
written, from the eleventh to the si.'s- 
tcenth verse of the same chapter in- 
clusive; in the third, from the fourth 
to the ninth verse Inclusive of Dcut. 
6, Jjeginning with, Hear O Israel <£c. 
In the fourth, from the thirteenth to 
the twenty-first verac inclusive of 
Dcut 11." 

These Scribes and Pharisees made 
their phylacteries broad, no doubt 
much broader than tiie one described 
above, eo that they might write on it 
large quotations from the law, and in 
large letters, eo that men at a distance 
may sco aud read. They also enlarged 
the borders of their garments, { the 
fringe and rihboii of tlie Law,) so as 
to be very conspicuous, and seen by 
men not only in the Synagogues 
and at feasts, but also in the market 
places, and corners of the streets, &c. 
Being thus armed in the armor of 
a teacher, they would command the 
respect of the common people who 
would meet them with greetings, and 
salute them with Rabbi, Rabbi, that 
is, My teacher, My teacher. These 
Rabbins were looked up to by the 
people as the infallible oracles in re- 
ligious matters, while they, through 
prido and ostentation, usurped unto 
(hcmselves not only the power of the 
Law, but of God himself.-Annulling, 
and making of none effect the Law of 
God, by their traditions. 

They were missionaries, having 
home and foreign missions. Their 
jirlde and ostentation will not be grat- 
fied iu the home circle, no not In Je- 
rusalem and all Judea_ but they will 
carry their systems into other coun- 
tries. They will cross the sea and go 
into Europe ihut their broad pliylac- 
teries and enlarged borders in their 
garments may be seen there also. 
'' Tliey will compass sea and lan<l," 
to make one proselyte. Tliat is, tliey 
will compass sea and land, travelling 
over all lauds to make one new con- 
vert to their sect, systew of religion, 
or party. They did all in their power 
to gain one convert, not to God (that 
would be commendable), but to their 

sect, to add to their numljcr strength 
and influence in secular matters, and 
so made them two-fold more the child 
of hell than themselves. That i=, 
these proselytes not bclug converted 
(o Judah by the spirit of God working 
in them, but by the spirit of the devil 
working by these wicked Scribes and 
Pharisees. And so the converts hav- 
ing the power, but not the power of 
God, is twofold more wicked, more 
deceitful than their teachers, and so 
are worse than heatlicns. Justin 
Martyr observes, that the proselytts 
did not only disbelieve Christ's doc- 
trine, but were abundantly more 
blasphemous against Him than the 
Jews themselves, endeavoring to tor- 
ment and cut offthe Christians wherc- 
ever they could, they being in this 
the instruments of the Scribes and 
Pharisees." The Jewish nation con- 
sidered the proselytes the S'-ads of (he 
Church, and they hindered the com- 
ing of the Messiah. In consideration 
of all this they were two-fold more the 
children of hell than their deceitful, 
and hypocritical teachers. 

This being the result of their pros- 
elyting. It is manifest the work was 
not of the Lord. If the extracts from 
the Law, written on their phylacteries 
had convinced the heathen Gwutileof 
the existence of the one true God, the 
Creator of tiic Heavens and Karth, to 
be the only object of worship and ad - 
oration, the effect would have been 
different. They would have obeyed 
the Law, and been counted children 
of Abrahara. But this not being the 
result, of their trachlng, other means, 
noio/God, must have been employed. 
And these were their traditions. Teach- 
ing for doctrine the commandment*! 
of men. Therefore in vain did they 
worshii) God. Observe their chaiac- 
ter, th(y say and do not. Jesus began 
both to do and lo teach. "But uil 
their works they do for to be seen of 
men.'' "And loved the uppermost 
rooms at feasts, and tlie chief seats in 
the Synagogues, aud greetings in tho 
market, and to be called of men Rab- 
bi, Rabbi." They "shut up the king- 
dom of Heaven against men" with 


ihnv frntiitions. " For a pretence they i 
would make long piavers." Tlicy j 
were "blind guides, which would | 
Biraiu at a gnat, and swallow a camel," \ 
&(: Ye icrpcnts, ye generation of j 
vipers." In conftideratioii of all your 1 
pride, and Iiypocriny, •' liow can ye 
escape (he condemnntiun of hell? 
Wliat ground have you or what hope | 
that you will, or can escape hell, and . 
your damnation. j 

Dear reader, I have cndc«vored to j 
get tlio Scribes and Pharlieos who sit | 
in MoseV seat, with ihfir principles; 
inid hypocrioies, and final damnation i 
in hell, before you. I now inquire, ifl j 
tlicir sjjirit and principle dead, or is 
it Htil! extant ? I» not the iplrit of 
proselyting alive and rampant in our 
land ? Do not »ome of the sect? make < 
their phylaeleriea very hrcatl, and \ 
greatly enlarge the ftorders of their 
garments, while they rompii^H sea and i 
land to make prosftlyfee, not to the i 
(.bedienee of Christ, but to their sect? | 
Witness the Mctiiodi«tfl for instance. | 
At their great Ernery f'nmpmceting, ! 
Ia.s( Summer, the preaeher in charge 
would fre(|uenlly bid the congrega- 
linn kneel in silent f*-mi, prayer for i 
bdlineys of lienrt, Ac. This was a con- i 
spiruoup, though {leceitful rharactor j 
in their phylartery. Jesus says, "And 
when t!ic)U prayest, thou bhalt not be 
ns the hyi^o^'rits ore : for tiiey love to 
pniy standing in the Synagogues and 
in the corner of the streets, that they 
may be seen of men. Verily I say 
unto you, lliey liave their reward. 
Hut tiioti, when thou prayest enter 
into thy closet, and when thou hast 
^llut thy door, pray to thy F'ntlier 
nliich is in secret; and Ihy Father 
\ihieh Boelh in secret Khali reward 
tliec openly." Mat. 6: 0, 0. Here 
the on« loves to pray standing, and I 
the other kneeling, but bolli have the 
vamo object in view : To HK seen ok 
mi:n. The idea of kneeling in secret 
prayer in I he camp ground, surrounded 
by (! oO tcntM, with pulice officers, news 
|>«per reporters, and what not all 
around yon, jierforming llioir duties, 
and reporting and pnblisliiug to the 
world tlie very act of kneeling, Ac, 
is simply hyptKritical vanity. IJut 
it was Dr. Eddy's conspicuous ehar- 
aetei' in liis phylnctery, and with some 
il had its intendwl eflvct. But a« 
this is not very intorcsting to the 
(ienerals nnd other military epirita 
uilb their field tcnt^ ou the ground, 
their phylactery is broad enough tu 
sing for tlu'ir entertainment, "The 
Stnr SpangUsl Hanuer," and behold 
the pmselytes flock to the bench. 

In order to show how ezei>cding 
broad thctk' have made their phvlat-- 
I*'ri(>s to make proselytes to tlicir soct, 
1 will ask tlie indulgence of tlie reader 
to make some extracts fmui the Daily 
15altimore Auwriam, of December Ut 
I ST 1, of pr<wctlings and " Dedication 
of a SpiiT.'* 

Washington, November 30, *'Tlii« 

has been a memorable day for Method- 
ism in the Capital of America. It 
was generally kno^n that on this 
Thanksgiving, the dedication Bcrvices 
of the Spire and chimp of Ijcils on the 
Metropolitan Memorial Methodist 
Episcopal Churcli woubl take place, 
and as acts of Christian courtesy the 
Rev, B. Peyton Brown, pastor of 
Wesley's Chapel, and the Kev. 8. A. 
Wilson, pastor of the Keridee Chapel, 
concluded to defer liieir Thanksgiv- 
ing services until the evening, so that 
all their congregations who wished to 
participate in the extraordinary serv- 
ices would have an opportunity to do 
BO. * • * * Rev. Dr. Newman then 
arose and announced his theme for 
tlie morning to be, Bespon.fibiliti/ of 
Amrrican Citizenship. This subject 
was examined and elucidated at con- 
siderable length. • * • ^ 

After the close of the discoarse the 
usual Thanksgiving collection was 
taken, during which and the render- 
ing of a fine piece by the organ, a 
little boy, bearing a banner on which 
was represented the Church with the 
Kelso Spire, and eleven little girls 
from their infant clays, entered the 
Cluirch with hnnners, on which were 
the name and inscription that is on 
each itell. Their dear, little ones took 
jjositions in lino in front ef the pulpit, 
each stating audil)ly the banner she 
rcpr»scnted. Mr. Burr then read a 
letter from Bishop Simpson, regret- 
ling his inability to be present on the 
occasion, and expressing his safisfac- 
tiou at the success of the grand enter- 
j)ripr>, (tc. 

Th« Hon. Mr. Tullock here asked 
a few moments to add a paragraph to 
the programme."* • * Mr. Tullock 
persisted, and proceeded to rei»d a 
prcandjle and resolutions of deep and 
abiding gratitude and high apprecia- 
tion ofMrs. E. A. Newman, wife of 
the belovetl pastor, and closed by the 
presentation of a basket of magnifi- 
cent Howers, beneath which was a 
more substantial consideration t/f 
8560, &c. * ♦ 

Rev. Dr. Ilamitton, whom Dr. 
Newman said, " we all loved so well' 
lieing then called upon, delivered tlie 
dedit^tory prayer, appropriate, beau- 
titul and spirit stirring, then a fine 
piiH-e by the organ, and then came the 
fine, sweet tone of the chimes. — Joy 
to the world, Home, 6we«t Home^Hail 
Coluuibii. YauLetJ Doodle, and the 
grand yid Duxology-Praiae God from 
whom all bleatiings flow." 

Here, deAr reader, you have broad, 
vtry broad ph) iacteriee, and greatly 
enlarged border, io which is written. 
Star Sp;uiglod Bmnncr, Hail Colum- 
bia, Yankee Doodle, and Praise God 
from whom all blessings flow. All 
under the sacred name of religion in 
order to make prosclyt^'B to their lect. 

Wlie that luis learned religion from 
our Ix)rd Jesus Christ as taught in 
His Go6{ie1^ can conclude otherwise 

lian that such conduct is deraoralir.- 
ing, and blaspheming of the religion 
of the Son of God. And behold the 
world is going after it, and is ready 
to denounce as naiTow-rainded ignora- 
muses, all who may dare to breathe a 
word dissent from it. No doribt this 
i will be the epithet applied to mc. But 
dear reader, as you and I must know 
we are to escape the damnation of hell, 
" Hearken unto me, ye that know 
righteousness, the people in whose 
heart 15 my law ; fear ye not the re- 
proach of men, neither be ye afraid 
of their railings." Isa. 50: 7. 

D. P. 


We hflTe refeived & number orCbrlBlnim 
•rticlifl too late for insertion at the proper 
time, and as ihey. contain Bonie inglrucUve 
idons wliicli adapt Ibemselves lo eur every 
day reflections, we insert a few in Ibia 
number, hoping they may b« read with ai 
much plaaeure as if tbey bad appsared 

For (he PSgrim. 


On the 25tb day of December, ac- 
cording to the generally accepted Chro- 
nology, the most important and sub- 
lime scene transpired in the land of 
Judea, that ever did upon this Earth, 
God manifested in the fl,esh, brought 
into existence by a virgin^ born as an 
infant babe, in the despised little 
town of Bethlehem. The exuberant 
joy evinced by the heavenly nicssen- 
gprs added mnch to increase the im- 
portance of that eventful perio(t. And 
should it not be calculated to solemnly 
impress the mJnd with the necessity 
of properly appreciating the day in 
which God usherwl into the world, 
Him on whom depends-the happiness 
of man? Behold tbe Celestial choir, 
in the plains of Judea, witnessed by 
the humble shepherds, singing the 
sublime anthem, " Glory to God in 
tlie highest, and on earth peace, good 
will toward men." If angels be thus 
interested concerning salvation to man, 
why not they who derive the benefit, 
the blesaiogs, the en}oyments, the 
eternal felicity thereby designed by 
God the Creator of the human family? 
Let man's ungrateful silence and in- 
.activity not incur the displeasure of 
God on him, when every inducement 
is held forth, and all the felicities of- 
fered this world can expect, by ne"-- 
lecting to devote himself entirely to 
the service of Grod, but rather cele- 
brate the Holy Christmas-day in hum^ 
ble prayer to God, and in singino- 
stmgsof praise to Him who consecrates 
the day to His birth. And let the 
service of that solemn day only be 
ended with your mortal existence, 
which thus spent will secure to you 
entrauc« into an eternal Christmas in 
the triumphant Church in Heaven. 
Brethren and sisters, think of these 

; Oh I let the gay, the inconsiderate 
1 youth, and the careless eicner, who 
I spent that noble day which ushered 
I in their Redemption Victim, whose 
I sacrificial death atoned for their inbcr- 
j itedsins, in mirth and folly, in drunh- 
, eness, in haunts of vice, in gambling 
I hells, or in any other way, but devo- 
tion to God, especially remember that 
they willaggravatetbeirdcstiny in life' 
accumulate sins, increase God's wrath 
augment their misery here, and maj' 
produce corresponding care in after 
life. It may cause painful stings an<I 
remorse oi' conscience upon a dying 
bed, aui if the Salvation of the soul 
is nogl cted in time, will sink them 
down to the lower depth of hell, and 
be banished from God for ever and 

As a friendly and I hope timely 
warning to whom it may apply, I beg 
you to receive for information — for 
your own eternal benefit, and for the 
sake of Him whose birth-day you are 
called to celebrate, and who eulTercd, 
died and rose again for our justifica- 
tion. Reflect deeply, ponder well, 
loving brethren and sisters, and ray 
dear friends, the object for which you 
are created, and the design God had 
in giving yon a place in this world 
for a little season. For, He who was 
once a child in Bethlehem, but now 
exalted to the right hand of God,, will 
come again. And all those who spent 
their t Christmas day devoted to God, 
will be taken home, glorified together 
with Him, in order to enjoy Him tor 
ever and ever. 

" There-fbre, let ua glorify God in 
our body, au'J in our spirit, which 
are God's." Leonard Fuery. 
New Enterprise, Pa. 
\ By Chrislmas-tlftT I mean tTery day of 
life. If we liye holy tvery day, we are snro 
of getting the right day. 

Probably never since the expulsion^ 
of Adam from his lovely paradise ia 
Eden, or at least since the destrnc- 
tion of the world in the time Noe of, 
did such a sublime and si^eculative 
event occur as the advent of the in- 
fant Savior into the world. Over 
eighteen himdred years have&ince roll- 
ed by, and yet the day upon which 
this great event occurred, is as fresh 
in our minds as though it happened 
iu our own generation. The ravages 
of time have failed to obliterate the 
precise situation of this among nota- 
ble days of inferior gi-eatncss, and 
through all the dreary ages which it 
yearly passed, its return and position 
has been guarded with vigilance and 
religious care. It was ou this par- 
ticular day that the angel appeared 


unto the shepherds ami after atinouii- 
ciDg tho birth of the " Savior of men/ 
was immediately surrounded by a 
brilliant host of heavenly beings 
wbo sang that notable ?oDg, " Glory 
to God in the highest and on earth 
peace, goofl will towards men." 

That gracious being remained not 
long in this inhospitable world to 
caiduro the sooffs and sncera of a 
blind and deluded people, but after 
a short life of wandering over the 
desert sand and suu-parchcd plains 
of Western Asia, accompliahcd the 
great mission of His being ; and af- 
ter several hours of unparalleled suf- 
feriug ui>on tlie crose, died a death 
tliat caused the mind at this dietnnt 
day to shudder before the least vivid 
imagiuation. M^ell might the suu 
refuse to Rhine upon such a heart- 
rending and shocking spectacle, or 
have violent conNtilsions as if stun- 
ned and mortified at the wicked pro- 
ceedings of its inhabirantfl. 

Cliristmas then, is tlio day on which 
Christ wa^ born, and to-day, as well 
as in time past, is looked for with 
great joy as being tlic era from which 
a new order of things emanated. — 
The long looked for Christmas of 
1871 has at length rolled round j 
cold wintcry blasts howl dismally 
without, but around many a hearth 
is gathered a happy, loving group 
who are enjoying this great annual 
feast. Soon it will be over and then 
for a long, long year we must look 
ere we can welcome Christmas day | 
to our heartiis ouce again. How the 
heart sinks with dread as the mind 
hovers over past changes, and dwells 
fof a moment upon the probability of 
still greater changes in the future. 

Those who enjoy and celebrate this 
day with us, may, before another year 
be locked in thocoldchamber of death. 
The violets of Spring may blossom 
and shed their sweet odors over the 
graves of our nearest and deareet 
friends. Those who survive tlie stern 
decreeof fate and celebrate the Christ- 
mas of 1872 may do so amid t!ie bro- 
ken fragmentsof many afamily circle. 
But that great Being whose birth 
occurred upon the day we celebrate 
call heal the broken heart 

Had Christmas never occurred our 
condition might have been to-dny 
upon a level with heathen darkness- 
But by the suffering and death of 
Clirist, a patii clear and bright is 
(^)enod that leads to regions of per- 
l>etual bliss, where angels and arch- 
angels surround tlic throne of the 
most high God, flapping their wings 
in the Celestial City whoso maker 
and builder is God. 

J. H. WoDfiT. 

Kcw Piitalmvgy Ohio. 


Again, haa appeared the day called 
Christmas. Oh, what glad tidings 
of great joy — the Redeemer King is 
born. \\'e have seen his Star, but 
where is He gone? Up to the realms 
of glory, there to prepare a place for 
all that love Him. How good the 
tidings arc, having tlic assurance that 
Jesus suffored and died \x) give nil 
the advantage of a free salvation. 

To many, Christmas comes but 
once a year, but to the Christian it 
comes every day. To them the Star 
is always visible, but like the Wise 
Men, they must travel Eastward — 
Zionwurd, or tiic Star will be lost 
sight of. Our journey must not be 
backward, but onward and upward. 

Dear Brethren and sisters, I fear it 
is the case too much with us In these 
days, we are not anxious enough to 
go after tlie Star and seek tor the 
Child. May the coming year be a 
year of Christniascs to all the people 
ofGod, andmay we live closer to 
our Father so that wlieii death over- 
takes us wc may be crowned with 
our Jesus in glory. 

M. N. H0M>1NGEB. 

Dickenson, Pa. 


J. fl. FLORY. 

Hail ! Happy morn ! that gives 
birth to New Year — offspring of time, 
tliou comest In place of the old year 
that has run its race and passed away. 
Gone, gone, forever, never more to 
return. It seems but ae yesterday 
since the revolving wheel of time 
brought to view on the face of its 
calendar the number 1871 and now 
it has passed and here is 1872. Oil 
how swift the moments are fleeting 
by ! Golden moments they are in- 
deed, and how precious when we con- 
sider (here are so few allotted to us here 
and wcs'o nii/cA to do. Oh shall we 
let them go without malting good use 
of them? How rich they appear 
when we discover they arc moments 
full of God's grace and mercy ; every 

With Christ as your companion, and 
Heaven your aim, gather the richness 
that surrounds you — gold and silver, 
diamonds and precious stones, and 
never fading and ever fragrant flow- 
ers, that you may build and adorn a 
iiouse for eternity — a house of faith 
that shall stand forever. In the name 
of your soul's eternal intcreetand the 
sake of Jesus wlio died for vou, fol- 
low in liic wnys of wl«dnm, for her 
paths are paths of peace and holiness. 
Let not another year roll away — pass 
as a shadow and find you yet unpre- 
pared to meet your God ! W!iat ! let 
tile prei^^ious sands of your life run 
out grain after grain, and thus draw 
nearer and nearer eternity with your 
sou!, — guilty soul, overwliolmcd in 
sin. Oh ! God forbid ! that any lon- 
ger you should thus go on. Mav the 
power of the Gospel, and God's KpiriL 
awake you and move you to a proper 
sense of your duty, and acceptance 
of Christ as your Savior ere it is too 

And yc that have named the name 
of Jesus with a faith and hope of sal- 
vation, now 16 u good time to mako a 
thorough examination of ourselves 
and profit thereby. Do we not dis- 
cern upon an iuvestigation of our 
past lives that we might have done 
more than wc have in the oaaao of 
our biessed Master, and might have 
had more treasures laid up in Heaven. 
As the year rolls on let us strive with 
a more earnest zeal in the paths of 
duty. Though dark clouds at times 
seem to hover around, and all our 
prayers not yet answered, shall we 
beany the less fervent? Should we 
be cast down because God has not 
heard our prayers to open the way 
and bring into the Fold a dear father, 
brother, child, companion or friend. 
Oh no, but let us pray the oftencr, 
and with a greater fervency of spirit 
l>clieving that God will hear ns ; and 
tliis year wc may rejoice greatly in 
seeing those dear one« safe in the Fold 
and feodiug from tlie hand of unr be- 
loved Shepherd. On, on, dear breth- 
ren and sisters in the line of duty 

ry reads thus : " And as many as were 
ordaineH to eternal life believed." At 
first view these words might give oc- 
casion to encourage the belief in the 
doctrine of "Predestination." In my 
humble opinion it would seem pre- 
posterous even to attempt to reconcile 
such an idea with the j)lain teachings 
of the Bible. There are men, how- 
ever, at the present day, evtui among 
the learned divines, who hold to thi> 
erroneous dogma, namely ; That God 
from the foundation of the world has 
predestinated or elected one part of 
the human family to eternal life, and 
the other to eternal death. This doc- 
trine was more or less advociited at 
an early age iu the history of the 

It is claimed by some ancient his- 
torians, that Augu.-^line, who flourish- 
ed about lour hundred years after 
Christ, that most notable and learned 
Church lather and finally bishop o; 
Hippo, in Africa, to have been the 
incubater of this strange tenet. From 
that lime on during the different 
epochs in the history of the Christian 
Church, long and sharp eontrovercics 
have taken plaee in consequence 
of tills erroneous doetrlue. But as fur 
as the Church of the Brethren is con- 
corned, I am free tu s:iy, as fur as I 
iiave learned tliclr senllmcuts on this 
subject, that they arc universally \lis- 
infectcd from this strange di'^ca-i., 
which has made such rapid strides in 
some of our so-called reformatory de- 

Wc believe that Clirist died for aL'^ 
not a part of the human lamily, and 
consequently are all placed upon a 
free footing, so that we can rather 
choose between good and evil, life or 
death. *' Whosoever will, let him 
take the water of life freely." 

From the above brief consideration 
it seems evident to wy mind, that the 
language included in tho qtitry has no 
bearing whatever, to the doctrine of 

That a dilferenccof oj)inion has ob- 
tained even among the Bretiircn, in 
regard to this (juery is eviiitnt, fjom 
wiiat I have learned of late, uud I 
also believe that a great many haw; 

innumcrablo bless- ^°'* "^^>' '^ ^^ * ""''I'^ year to us ei- „ot a clear and sitisfact< 

one abounds 
logs from him. They are moments 
in which we may approach a throne of 
grace, — moments in which we may fee! 
a Savior's love and drink at the pure 
and sprinkling fountain of Redeem- 
ing Grace. Only an inch of time to 
prepare for an endless eternity I Oh i 
shall wc squander a part of that val- 
uable time in the courts of satan — 
kneeling and bowing at the shrine of 
worldly honor or worldly pleasure? 

Stop careless sinner, and rcmem- I 
her you are impoverisLiing your pre- 
cious soul by not gathering the rich- 

ther ia fellowaiiip with GikI and his 
children here, or with Him and glo- 
rified saints iu Heaveu above. A 
Imjmy, hajipy. New Year to all I 

tr. Va. 

ory I 

^Ight to 

these words. The point of dispute 
called in question, is (he exact time, 
when those ''Genlile converts were 
ordained to eternal lite." Now, ihfti 
tliaf time of ordination, in onr humble 
opinion took place when they in sin- 
cerity of heart cmild say, " Not uiy 
will but thine be done" In all things. 

T> iL iTjj T V- Aa f I I" the very act of believing, the be- 

Broiher jLaitors: Iu No. 43 oi ,. , , - .i ■ j- ■ ■ . 

I Jiever oblams t h is tii vine appointment 
the last volume, Bro. D. F. Good i^,„| ^,^0^^;,^ „f t,(.(.^,n,i„^,.^^^,„ ^t(^;,,j_ 

ufcks an explanation on a jiassago of I "As many as received "llim to them 
Scripture, on which I will endeavor i gave He jiowcr to become ihesonsof 
»o give my judgement, and if It fails I (lod, even to them ihat believed on 
tif give satisfaction, let fiorne one else j His name." From the aLove Scrips 
give an exposition of tlic huignagf id ! tural language we understand, thai 
question. Were it not that Bro. Good ; tlie promise is only to lho^e, " who 

nes6 of God's grace that surrounds i propounded this same (piery to tho * reclevc Him,'* which cannot otherwise 
you. Now at the commencement of i ^^ritor about one year ago, while tar- j take place, than by a full rosignalU'ii 
a new cycle of time, resolve that vou I '■>''"^' ^'^ 'f't'l'^/^t my house, I would | of our will to the will of (Vod, iu 

^^^ i .1 ft ^ r ■ ' i ""^ lia> c thought lo make an effort to faith believing at the same time, 

wdl close the floodgates of sin, mid j ^^,,^.^.^ jj ^ , » yr ^ y^.^j.^^. 

let the '^ L^rd of gljyry qotm in." | Xbe langtiage refercd to In tliequc- 1 Bcrfin, Pa. 

T HE \\* E E K L Y F 1 L G R I SI. 

ADVAHTAQES OF ArPLIOTIOH. HO 1- flesh, hence in this warfare, a life of 
■ I ]ai,or and sorrow Ac, lias become as 

While reaaine over and con tern- 1 

" , 'a ijccc!»iar\- consequeDCC, and 13 a re- 

iibtinir the cxcccdine ereat "Ad van- 1 , . . ' . ^- .1 

i"''^" o o *» stramt on Pin, converting the curse 

tagf3 of Cl.riftlianity" in this life, my .^^^ ^ bJee^ing. 

I will commence v.itli the Patri- 
nrclis who were jjrcally b«aefite<l by 
afflictions, opeciaiiy Jacob, Joseph, 
an'l his brethren. When Jacob first 
became acquainted with God, at 
ndhel, in the vision of tlic ladder 
the Lord said unto hina, after renew- 
ing tiie covenant promise, "And be- 
hold J am with thee and will keep 
thee in all piacc;; whither thou go- 
es!." So thai every event in his 
eventful life shall work together for 

e beat, for his spiritual welfare and 

mind was led to the consideration al- 
so of the gi'cal advantage.^ of aftliction. 
I had written some time ago to the bc- 
iuvcd brother, the writer of the above, 
and among other subjcctH, I had re- 
r|ucated iiim to write something on 
the "i*ilgrimagc of Israel," involving 
his trials and afHictious Ac. In the 
providence of Ood, I had the great 
jilcasurc of uiecling him at our Love- 
least on thclCtliof Oct.; and hear- 
ing hiru preach the gospel in the de- 
monstration of the spirit and of power i 

cvea to melting some of the congre- U,]vancement. This was also St. 
gation to teapt, and hope that some I Paul's expciiencc, "for we know that 
lusting benefit may he derived there- 1 ail things shall work together for 

from to the honor and glory of God. 
In conversation witli him, he said that 
he had nut yet answered my letter, 
but would do 80 some time. J then 
lerpicsted him to write ou the "Ad- 
vantage! of Ailliction." In reply, he 
reque'-ted nic to write on the above 
subject, but my inability intimidiitcd 
me for awlle, hut I now feci to thank 
ihe dear brother fur his wholesome 
and salutary admonitions. So I will 
endeavor to write something on the 
peculiar benefits that may be de- 
rived from being aniieled, l)y which 
I hieludo, not OJily bodily niUictious, 
hut [rouble, distress, sorrow, tempta- 
tion, adversity, persecution, ftom 
uliatever cause tlu'y may arise, or 
originate, ever keeping this idea in 
view, th[it"a(Uielion cometli not forth 
of the dust, noilhcr doth trouble 
^<pring out of the ground." Job 5 ; C. 
Wlio knowd but the hand of God may 
be in it to draw them more eiTcetLially 
\\\>n\ the transient and perishable 
tilings of this wurlil and life, to woo 
tliL-m, by his loving kindness, his 
aiua/ing love and mercy to Jesus 
Christ. So allliclions of some kind 
or other, as Ciod only knows best in 
his all wise providence, are best cal 

good, to them that love God," which 
includes all true iceling. But this ex- 
alted privilege did not exempt Paul 
fiom great trials and alQictions iu the 
llcah, neither will it exempt you, nor 
I, dear reader, if true believers, 
though perhaps we may not sutler one 
tenth part as much as* Paul did, at 
least for righteousness ?ake, yet he 
says, "for onr light affliction, which 
is but for a moment workcth for us a 
far more exceeding and eternal weight 
of glory." a Cor. 4: 17. 

To follow Jacob we find that God 
did accoriling to promise, "go with 
him and keep him." So that every 
thing in respect to his life, seemed to 
prosper in his hand. But lliis did 
notexeinpt him from trials and tempt- 
ations, for they rather increased, be- 
ing frequently disappointed, and en- 
dured great hardships. "In the day 
the drought consumed me, and the 
frost by night and my sleep departed 
from mine eyc.v" Gen. 29 : 2o : 31 : 
40. But we iind that in his pilgrim- 
age lie not only met the apiu-olmtion 
of God, but also tiie ministration of 
angels to encourage and strengthen 
him ou his way. But did this exempt 
liim from great pending trials? No, 
for they were still accumulating. He 
had just been delivered from one en- 
my and dilTicuUy, but there was still 

eulaled to work together for ourgood 1 "PP'"'^*-*-':'* ''I'lother greater obstacle 
in Ihe end, are as necessary for our '» ^l'^ way. "Tiieu Jacob was great- 
ly afraid and dl-tressod." How uu- 
woithy ho fclr, in view of past mer- 
cies, and how very dependant upon 
Gud in Ids then pending trials? His 

spiritual welfare, as the biwid wo eat 
is to nourish and sustain the natural 
life ot the body. I will try to make 
appear and illustrate. We naturally 
shun atllii'tiuu. It is not desirable 
nor pleasing to the Hesh, but now 
since man fell from his original s:ntc 
of innoeeneo, friendship and eommun- 
iou with Ciod, he i? a sinner by na- 
ture and under a curse from which, 
tiirough repeuUmee and convei'sion to 
God, he is iigaiu reinstated into liis 
favwr am! friemUltip. He then has a 

suppn:*(.'d ene;ny with his army was 
approacliiiig, and meet liim he must. 
How liberal he was with his wealth, 
if possible iheiewith to appease him, 
but he had still a better and surer 
way to subdue and appease his enemy, 
s^ as to meet him peaceably, namclv: 
The sure mercies aud promise of God. 
"And tlie Lord said unto Jacob ; re- 
turn unto the laud of thy fatliers and 
to thy kindred, and 1 will be with 

ling with God in prayer until ttie 
break of day, and a must glorious vic- 
tory he achieved. "Thy name shall 
be called no more Jacob, but Itrae), 
for as a prince has! thou power with 
God, and with men and hast prevail- 
ed." Israel prevailed through the re- 
demption purchased by Ciirist. Paul 
says, "Who shall separate us from the 
love of Christ. Shall tribulation, or 
distress, or pcraecutiou? Nay, in all 
these things we arc more than con- 
querera through liim that loved us." 
And in reference to affliction the 
Prophet says, "In all their afflictions, 
he was afflicted, and the angels of his 
presence saved them in his love, and 
in his pitty he redeemed them." Isa. 
G3 : 93. Though his prophecy was 
not yet written, it was realized by Is- 
rael in his afflictions. O, how con- 
soling and sustaiuing it is for every 
believer aud lover of Jesus to have, 
and real izesuch a sympathizing friend. 
"For we have not a high priest whicii 
cannot be touched by the feeling of 
our infirmities, but was in all points 
tempted like as we are, yet without 
sin. Heb. 4:15. But this exalted 
privilege of Israel did not exempt 
him from great trials and afflictions, 
fur eveu along with the great bless- 
ing received, like Paul, there was giv- 
en him a thorn in the flesh, "he touch- 
ed the hollow of his thigh, and Ja- 
cob's thigh was out of joint, as he 
wrestled with him," wlueh tempta- 
tion, and affliction in the flesh he had 
to feel and endure, being needful and 
for his good, else it would not liave 
been given to him, proved, "as an 
anchtu' to the soul, both aure and 
steadfast," yet "through manifold 
trials and temptations, that the trials 
of his faith, being much more pre- 
cious than of gold that perisheth, 
tliough it be tried with fire severely, 
might be found unto praise, and hon- 
or, and glory, in the end," 1 Pet. 1 ; 
G :7. "Although the fig tree shall not 
blossom, neither fruit be in the vines." 
Heb. 3 : 17. As under a seemingly 
adverse and frowning providence, Is- 
rael exclaimed, "All Uie§c',things are 
against me," vvhen they were only 
preparing him more fully to appre- 
elate future happiness and joy. IIow 
chceri'ul Israel went down into Egypt, 
especially when on his way Gnd 
spake unto him in visions of the night, 
and said, "Jacob, Jacob, fear not to 
go down into Egypt for 1 will there 
make of thee a great nation. I will 
go down witli tiiee and I will also 
surely bring thee up again, and Jo- 
seph shall put his hand upon tliine 
eyes." D. Nkgley. 

]Vdrh liun, Pa. 



warfare "for the flcali Uisttth ag;iinst thee," Cliron. 31 : 3, which promise | 

ihj spirit, aud :ho -spirit :tg::inst the ' he uow lays hold of aud plead, wre^t- ! 

When difficulties increase, n spirit- 
ual Christian seeks wisdom of God ; 
aud the God of wisdom, according to 
his promise, bestows it. 

A hundred yc&rs of wrong do not 

make au hour of n^ht. 

Beautifully tie text comes to my 
mind : "Siune shall be saved, thoug!i 
as by fire." Tlie fearful obstacle 
through which we have px 3 d tends 
to draw the mind niaror the divine 
idea of reward for the just and punish- 
ment for the wicked than any ser- 
mon, though preached by the most 
eloquent tongue. 

As I stood aud watched the hissing, 
seething, flashing flames as they surg- 
ed on, devouring buildings, *t blocks 
iu their terrible march I was forcibly 
reminded of the fearful puulsliment 
meted out to the unrepentant sinner, 
in tlie next world, for nothing can 
picture to the mind more vividly 
than fire the idea of a hell. Tiie 
rushing flames tell us that death is 
near, very near, aud yet we stand 
upou the very verge of the abyss of 
destruction, and are safe. Safe ! did 
I say ! Oh no ! Not safe, for we must 
rice furtlicr from the fearful pit for 
safety. Its destroying arm is ever 
reaching out to grasp those who are 
sufficiently near. As we move fir- 
tiier and farther away, little by little, 
we find the infuriated demon pursuing 
us with relentless steps. We dare 
not pause to look back, for death Is 
in our rear. ^Ye must fii-st place our 
feet far beyond the devouring reach 
of the fieud who follows our foot- 
steps with such untiring energy. 

As I stood and gazed upon the 
scene, in our late terrible conflagra- 
tion, and heard the fearful shiieks of 
teirified womcu, the groans of ruined 
men, the cries of frightened children, 
my mind was rendered useless. — 
' Neither tongue nor pen can describe 
the awful, yet sublime, ideas that 
flashed through my mind, for before 
me was a perfect hell ; sucli as no 
mortal can endure. A sse'hing cauld- 
ron, where man cannot stay aud live. 
But look ! see yon high wiudow I 
below all is a burning mass ; thwe 
stands a mortal whom no power oq 
earth can save. The poor creature 
stretches her arms pitcously toward 
the crowd that stands gazing in awe 
grief, misery, up at her tomb; then 
with a shriek, such as freezes (he 
blood within the veins she sinks 
with the ruins, and her life is o'er. 

There is a group standing iu ter- 
ror iu the midst of a burning block. 
Upon all sides the fire is ragiug and 
escape seems impossible. Suddenly 
a strong voice from among them is 
heard to say "rely upon me and I 
will save you !" Tlicre is something 
in his tones that inspires confidence. 
Some iramediately signify their as- 


sent to rely upon his counsel j oth- 
ers hang back as If doubting his pow- 
er ; anil ) ct otlicrs refuse to be gui JeJ 
bv his ailvice. lie leads his follow- 
ers safely through the seething mass 
that surrounds them. Those that 
held back follow iu their eourse, 
but many a sear and wound attests 
10 the terrible ordeal through whieh 
thcv I'.avc passed ; while those who 
refuse, raise their voioe.s in their ter- 
rible agony as the flames reach aud 
destroy them. 

Oh sinner, there is a voice calling 
to YOU, "rely upon rae aud I will 
save you. Put your trust in me and 
I will deliver you from (he bondage 
of death." Will you not listen to 
this voice ? Why will you not heed 
the coonsel of one who is all-power- 
ful to save? Behold even now He 
is knoclcing at the door of you heart, 
admit Him and a happier life will 
follow, both iu this world and the 
next. Hearken to the warning voice, 
and be saved. 

Cliiftjo III. 

Youth's Department. 


The icy brealli of wintry winds 
Congpala the river's glassy breast, 

And with the oprniag of the year 
The world puts on its snowy vest. 

The jovial eliater wings his way 
vlioug the frozen pond or stream. 

AuA merry sleighbelis fill tlie air 
With music like a pleasant dream. 


Bv the time this reaches our young 
readers, the merry holidays, Christ- 
luas and New year, will be iu the 
past, but we hope that you may all 
be wiser and better from their enjoy- 
ments. We need not tell you, Christ- 
mas is the day held sacred as the 
birth day of Jesus. You all know 
this, btit ])erhaps some oi you have 
not thought of the greatness of the 
gift that was given to the world on 
this eventful day. No doubt mauy 
of you have- received very pretty 
gifts, aud that from the best of pa- 
rents and friends, but those gifts are 
of a perishable nature aud will soon 
pass away, as many of you have ex- 
perienced by this lime, but the gift 
that Jesus brought for us will never 
perish. We hope our young readers 
will all seek to obtain this gift, we 
mean the gift of salvation. "We may 
all obtain it on the best and most 
easy terms. This gift is not only ob- 
tained on Christmas day, but Jesus 
is calling upon you every day ; My 
son, my daughter, give me thy heart, 
and how nice it would he to do it 
just now, in the begiuiiing of the 
New Year 1S72. We, of late, have 
seen some that were quite young go 

down into the watery grave, and there 
be buriad with Jesus iu holy baptism. 
May many more experience thia bu" 
rial, and be boru into the kingdom of 
Jesus before the present year grows 
very old. 

In order that you may be encoura- 
ged to accept the precious gift of sal- 
vation, the pilgrims of Jestis intend 
to hel[) you. They will do this 
'.hrough the medium of the PiI.oisiM 
for 1872. We have the promise of 
some who intend to make a speciality 
of writing for our young readers. 
Therefore yoti may expect, during 
the year, some sweet raanna drops 
from the Masters Table. We also in- 
vite young atid old to contrlbtite to 
this column, so that we may make it 
more interesting and instructive than 
it ever was bcfijre. While we labor 
for your gottd, will you not also labor 
a little for us by getting for us, some 
more little Pii.GRj.M readers'? 

With this siiort introiluction we 
now go fcrth'visitiug all your homes. 
East and West, North aitd South. 
We come in our youthful vlgorshout- 
iog good news from shore to shore, 
feeling assured that we will receive a 
hearty welcome from many a little 
pilgrim band, and now we say good- 
bye, little brother, little sister, until 
we come again. 


I do not mean that you should 
stop, or ecase acting, by the expression 
'hold on' 

We ofteu so use the words, but 
another meaning Is here to be given 
to them. 

I have often watched the weather- 
cock on the barn gable. It is never 
still for any length of time, and some- 
times it is very restless indeed. First 
it points one way, and then another. 
It whirls iu a very uneasy fashion 
indeed. And yet makes co headwtty. 
No matter how fast It has whirletl, 
nor how many ways it has pointed, 
it remains just where It started. The 
days and months, and even years, pass 
away, and yet the fidgety little weath- 
er-cock keeps just where it originally 
was. And in' that particular, it is 
very much like some people. They 
whirl and fidget and fuss away, as if 
they were doing sometliiug very 
grand, but when you e.tamine into 
their case, you find that ti.ey have 
made no progress. They are just 
where they started. Sometimes they 
get bewildered, and lose their way 
through inattention. A man some- 
times loses his way in llic woods by 
walking in a circle. I knew one such 
man. He entered tlio woods meaning 
to take a direct suuth course, but he 
failed to mind his business, lost his 
way, and, after walking a longtime, 
earae out very near where he started 
It was not his misfortune, but his 

Now, boys, I find not a few people 
who make very little progress, an 

the fault is their own. They talk and 
worry enough, and protend to be do- 
ing something, and yet do nothing. 

We find some boys of ttiis kind in 
our schools. They attend school a 
(juarter, or a winter, or a year, and 
the next year they know just about 
as much as they vlid when they com- 
menred. They can add or multiiily 
just as slowly as they did a year be- 
fore, and their .spelling is jtist a,? bad. 
Their writing books are covered with 
the o<ldest- looking marks and blots 
to show that no busine!*.s man would 
employ such bhutdercrs. 

What Is the matter ? They do'not 
hold on ; do not persevere. It is so 
easy to ilo nothing, and so hard to 
do something- well, that they do nolh- 
ing but stand still. They are not 
like that famous si)ider we read of 
in Iv)bcrt Bruce's life, whieh tried 
iigaiu and again many times, until he 
hatl fastened his thread to the wall. 
He not the fellow to give up, 
and yet many a boy has not the tenth 
part of that spider's re--iolutions. He 
plays when he ought to study, and 
sleeps when he ought to work^ and 
there he stands In the same place, 
just as the wcalher-cock does. He 
needs to study two words with all his 
might, and (hose two words are 
"iior.n o.v." 

A certain young man studying such 
lessons as boys do now, and his habit 
was (o 'hold on' until lie had per- 
fectly mastered them. Ho would 
sdidy his lessou over, and over, aud 
OVER — the secret of good scholar- 
ship — until his leiison was perfectly 
in his mind, and oi\ his tongue. So 
he did through college and iu the law 
office, and when at lust he b(;gan to 
pr,aetice law, people soon learned that 
he did the same thing there. If lie 
started a point in law, he did it clear- 
ly ; if he argued a case, he studied it 
with all his might, and people said 
'this is the maa we want to attend to 
our business.' And so business came 
flowing In upon him, and he became 
the richest and most celebrated law- 
yer in the State. His great motto in 
everything was 'hold ox.' 

A boy in his class, and generally 
supposed to be his superior in mental 
power, was lazy and careless. He 
would begin a study, and get tired of 
it. One day he would ha;'e a fine les- 
son, and the next day a poor one, or 
none at all. He was fired with am- 
bition at one time lo be as great a man 
as Daniel Webster, but it lasted only 
a little while. I'hen he was going to 
be a business man ; Latin and Greek 
were all fol-de-rol ; he must study 
book-keeping and mathematics. But 
the fit lasted only a little while, to he 
siicecciled by another of a different 
sort. He suddenly coneeivcl a great 
respect fur fiirming ! U was so grand 
:i thing to have a great farm, with 
herds of blood-cattle, and broad acres 
ofgtalu! It was so independent and 

noble a life ! He would be 3 farmer. 
The fit lasted as long as the chills 
and fever sometimes do, to be suc- 
ceeded by something elto. To-day 
he is like the weathercock on the 
barn-gable, he whirls, and shift-, and 
boxw the comp.a.,s, and yet has not 
moved an inch. The first man has 
reached the Idgh places of society by 
holding on, and the other is 3 worth- 
less cipher because ha had not enough 
of man In him to choose what lo do, 
and then to 'hold on' until that thin» 
was done. ° 

I ruu my eye back over the list of 
my actiuaiulanccs to fiud out who 
aiaoug (hem have succeede<l, aud 
who have failed. The fact is, boys, 
the two little words, 'HOLD ON' 
contain the secret of the dillerenee. I 
advise you to study them. 


"It was the dreadliilest thing I ever 
did see!" exclaimed Charlie V/are, 
to his sister May, as they entered the together. He had met her 
near the door on coming home from 

"What was dreadful, Charley?'' 
asked Mrs. Ware, looking up from 
her work. 

•'O, mauiaia!" and the liitlo fel- 
low ran to his mother, his face quiv- 
ering with excitement. "O, mamma, 
it was dreadful ?" 

"What, my son ?" 

"Why, to see iMr. Lawrence going 
on just as If ho were crazy ; and poor 
little -Vggy, so frightened, aud crying 
so hard, and locking so pale. 0!i 
dear ! They said he drunk. — 
Isn't It awful, mamma'?" 

"Itideed It is, Charlie, awful enough. 
But where did yon seek all thi.^'?" 
asked ilrs. Ware. 

"Over by Mrs, Lawson's. Aggy 
and I were coming home from school, 
and jubt as wo got near the iiousc, her 
father eamo staggering out into the 
road. His face was red, and he was 
talking to himself and throwing his 
arms out as if he were trying to lilt 
somebody. Aggy said, 'O, ilcar !' and 
stopped right still. V,' hen Mr. Law- 
rence saw lier, ho tried to catch lioM 
ol her, but she wouldn't let him. — 
And then he called her a dreadful 
name, and swore awfully. O, ilear ! 
it made me shake all over. And the 
boys from school came along and 
laughed at him, and pushed him 
?bont, and Jim MeCarty knocked 
his hat off. I was so sorry for Aitl'v. 
0, how she did cry ! What makes 
him drink, mamma, when he knows 
it makes hini drunk?" 

"Shall I tell you about it, my 
n'm ?'' 

i "Yes, mnnima, do. I should \:l 
'■ to know." 


"Well, <Iflar, there was once a time 
wiicn Mr. Jjawrencc was a sober man, 
ami kind and good to liifl family ; ami 
if anybody liad told Iiim he was in 
danj^er of" iK'Oominj; a drunkard he 
would liavc got very angry. But he 
drank a ginsq of ale or wine or a lit- 
tle whiskey now and tlien. lie naid 
it did liim gofxl. lint that wa« a 
initttake. Well, after a while lie be- 
gan to use beer or whirtky every day ; 
for whoever beginH to drink those 
lirjuorn soon begiiiM to love them, the 
Htronger grows his love for drink, un- 
til at last his appetite Ix^comes a burn- 
ing dc.iiro tliat it is almost im|)03flible 
to resist. This is the way men get 
tij be drunkards." 

Charlie listened with wi le open 
cyps. "I'll tell yon what mamma," 
wan his soberly spoken reply, "you'll 
not catch nic being a drunkard if 
that's the way. Nobody will ever 
see rac take a drop of wine or beer 
again. It isn't goo<l anyhow, and 
makes your face I)urn so, and you feci 
kind of bad all over." 

*'\Vhy, Charlie, how do you know 
all this? When did you have beer 
or wine?" exclaijmed Mi-s. Ware. 

"O, I get some every two or three 
days. 'l"om Wilkins brings a bottle 
oi" beer with his lunch, aud givfs mc 
a tast smnetinioe; aud when I go to 
Mrs. (Salver's she's sure to treat me 
ti) some of her cake and beer, or cur- 
rent wine. She aays it will gire me 
new blood." 

■■'Aiy dear boy !" said Mrs, Ware, 
with unconcealed alarn: aud anxiety, 
"don't ever again taste tiicsc danger- 
ous things." 

"You necd't be afraid mamma. I 
didn't know just how it was," answer- 
ed Churl io ; "but 1 know now, and 
I would not drink any beer or wine 
again for all the world. ' They are 
not so nice anyhow." 

"Slick to that, my sou," answered 
his mother, kissing him tcudorlv, 
"aud you will be in no danger, when 
you prow up to be a man, of being 
like ))()nr Mr Lawreuec." 

Editor's Department. 


Dear pilgrims, with glud hwirtsand 
renewed zeal iu the Master's cause, we 
meet you for the tir&t time iu 1872, 
Anotl^T jear is past and gone audliow 
stands tiie record ? It is customary 
iu busiuiT** n^lations to close up and 
balance all Uook accounts at the cli>sc 
of the year, so that the new year can 
be cutereil unencumbered. This i^ 
what is callwl"(JoiKi IV.licy," aud 
rceommends itself to all thinking 

miuds. If this is so, and there is such 
a general desire to have all accounts 
balanced that pertaiu to oyr business 
relations, stould we not be much more 
concerned in regard to oiir accoant 
that stands between us and God, 
through whose tender mercies onr 
lives have been spared to enter another 
scene of time ? Tmly, wc should and 
trost have been. If so, how gladly 
can we breathe the spirit of the poet 
when he said : 

•' from all the guilt of former sin, 
M»j' m«rcy set usfrec, 

And let the year wc non begin, 
Be^'iB and end it'iiU thee." 
It is true we can labor and use good 
economy so that we may have where- 
with to cancel our worldly accounts, 
but onr debt to oar God is so great 
that we have nothing to pay. We 
may, by laboring and pilfering, scrape 
together our thousands and millions, 
yet if we balance it against one siu it 
will rise as a drop in the bucket. But 
we rejoice in the fact that our Heav- 
enly Father has allowed ns to cancel 
our indcbteilnej^s in such a way that 
the poorest saint on earth can do it 
more easily than those who are rich 
in this world's goods and surrounded 
by all the luxuries of life. Was not 
Jesus good to die for sinners like we ? 
YcR, brother, yes, sister, Jesus was 
good, immensely good, to bear the 
sins of a worlil and thus cancel the 
great debt wliich was incurred in the 
eveut oi the fall of oox first parents. 
That Bin ia now blotlet o:it of the 
record and all that now stands against 
us, is that of our own cooimittingand 
that can be paid on the most favour- 
ble terms — by the sacrificing of self, 
and an humble obedience to the will 
of Jesus. May we not hope that every 
brother and sister have balanced their 
accounts with the Judge of all the 
Earth, and entered the year 1872 with 
a clean record. There is nothing in 
this life that can give such unalloyed, 
bliss and comfort of soul, as the in- 
ward consciousness of peace with Gotl. 
Such were the feelings of Job when 
he gave espreasion to this beautiful 
sentence. " Behold my witness is in 
Heaven, and my record is on high." 

The yc«r 1871 is now in the past 
but it hoA dealt m kindly with us, 
aud bestowed upon us such rich blees- 
ings, that it would be ungrateful in 
UB to give it a hiwty burial. Before 
giving it the winding sheet, let un 
oouut over the mercies that liavo qui- 
etly fallen iu our pathway during itin 
stay. Down they came every morn- 
ing aud eveuiug, as the augel mcseen- 
gers of the Fatiier of Heaven. Have 
you, dear reader, lived, wasting mer- 
cies, renewing every day, and uever 

yet realized whence they came? If 
you have, Heaven pity you. How 
often have you murmured under 
afllictiou, bnt where is the angel to 
record yoor rejoicings over untold 
blcEsicgs received? Aek the stin- 
bcam, the rain-drop, the star or the 
queen of night, What is life, btit 
mercy? What is health, strength, 
friendship and even affliction itself? 
Had each the power of speech, they 
would say, " I am mercy." AH these 
have been oiir's during the past year, 
with an untold number of otiiers. 
Then with humble gratefiilness, wc 
dismiss the p;i8t and step forward with 
the renewed determination of living 
more closely and devotedly to God. 

We enter the " New Year," with 
brighter prospects than it was ever 
our lot to realize before, which will 
greatly lighten the bnrthen of the 
onerous labors devolving upon us. 
We have verbal evidence that many 
pilgrims, during the past year, have 
been encouraged, and enabled to keep 
their faces ZIonward, by the manna 
drops that fell into the sin burdened 
soul from the pages of the Pij.ghim. 
Oh, how we wish we could, for the 
year 1872, be true, loving and self- 
denying PiLGKiJf, having our pages 
burthened with stich food as will be 
adapted to the most tender lamb of 
the flock, as well as the most saintly 
saint. This we can do if our contrib- 
utors will allow themselves to be gov- 
erned by the bumble and forgiving 
spirit of Jesus. Brethren, let us labor 
together. There is a great work for 
the Church to perform, and wisdom 
calls upon os to make use of all such 
means that may result in the salvation 
of souls. Hundreds and thousiands 
arc dying out of Christ, and the ques- 
tion comes home to us, whose fault is 
it? Has every effort been put forth 
by the Church that might be done? 
All are ready to admit that much 
more can be done and should be done, 
and we feel certiin that the great de- 
sire ot the Church is, that a greater 
effort should he made to have the 
truth promulgated. May wo nothoi>e 
that this desire will grow into action, 
aud that the present year may be one 
blest with a general ingathering, and 
that mauy may remember it as the 
epocli of their spiritual life. 

Our periodicals have a large field 
for operation, and if we labor in tiie 
spirit of Jesus and for the reformiug 
and christianizing of the world, un- 
told good may bo accomplished tlirough 
their instrumentalities, and our prayer 
is, that God's blessing may attend 
them all, aud may tlieir respective ed- 
itors be governed by that meek and 

! forgiving ^>irit that chaxactcrizes a 
child of Go<I, so that they may all be 
as the rait of the earth and a light to 
the world. May onr dear brethren 
and siBtcrs also be blest with libera! 
hearts that onr work may bo well 
sustained, ao that the truth may be 
sent abroad with healing on its wings 
until many precious souls, for whom 
Jesus died, may be gathered safely in- 
to the garners of the Lord. 


According to previons aunounco- 
ment, wc this week, send the Pil- 
oniM to all old subscribers who have 
not ordered it stopped. We have 
borrowed this arrangement from some 
among the best and most honorable 
periodicals of the country, a few of 
which we named in our last issue; 
and there are hundreds of others we 
can natpe that have been publishing 
under this system for years, and to- 
day, retain a reputation above sus- 
picion and are not unusually beggar- 
ly as some would have it. We 
adopted this arrangement with the 
best of motives, and gave some of 
our reasons for it in our last issue, 
but to be fairly understood, we will 
explain again. On onr siogle list we 
have some 400 subscribers. Among 
that number, many have said, " Send 
my Pilgrim on until 1 order it 
stopped," others say, "As long as it 
coutinues to bring Jesus, send it 
along." From a number of such re- 
quests we thought seriously of adopt- 
ing the plan last year, but did not 
do it as you all know. In our whole 
list we did not lose over 75 tld sub~ 
seribers, and perhaps not that many, 
as a number died, but many of the 
names were not returned until the 
third number was issued, aud some 
not until the fourth and fifth. These 
all wished the back Nos. We s«nt 
them until our back Nos. were ex- 
hausted, and broke down our files 
until we liad but bare three complet-e 
sets left in the office, and still a 
number did ^iiot get full volumes, 
and then think of the extra labor it 
made us to send all these hack Nos. 
We feel persuaded that every tliink- 
ing and considerate brother and 
sister will say that it would have 
been better and more satisfactory on 
the whole, for the 75 who wished to 
discontinue, to have ordered theirs 
stopped, and left all the others receive 
it from the beginning of the year. 
Some may uay this trouble could 
be avoided if all would report before 
the year is up. That is very true, 
aud if all would do this, wc would 


never have thought of adopting the 
present system, but every publisher 
knows that such in not the case, ami 
where the teirttorics are large it is 
almost impossible for agents to get 
all before the year ends. We will 
now look at it In the light of policy. 
Aooording to onr liberal system of 
allowing our subscribers to pay when 
it suits thetn, we get a large number 
of poor that would not otherwise have 
the pleasure of reading the Pilgrim. 
Aooording to our former way of 
stopping all at the end of the year, 
all those tliat wished it and had not 
the money ready, were necessitateti to 
write once and let us know that they 
wished the PiLQRrM continued, and 
when they were able to pay, to write 
again to send the money. This year 
they need not write until they are 
ready to send the radfey, thus saving 
the labor and cost of once writing, 
and where th?re are eslabliehcd agents 
it works equally as well. All those 
who wished it discoutiuued could re- 
port to the agent just as easily as if 
they wished it continued, and it was 
juit as easy for our agents to give us 
the names of those who wished it 
stopped, as those who wished it con- 

With this explanation we now 
submit it to our kind readers, with 
the assarance that they will admit 
that our plan is both honorable and 
reasouable, aad we kindly hope that 
if any of our dear readeis have failed 
to comply mlh our reasonable re- 
quest, they will consent to read the 
PiLORiM another year, as we do ex- 
pect to make it worth $ 1.25, no 
matter how many other papers you 
read. It is true, that according to 
law, those who have paid up all ar- 
rearages, can refuse by sending back 
the first numl'Cr, or have it sent by 
the post-master. It is also according 
to law to give a blow for a blow, and 
to kill a man in self defense and say 
it serves him right, bui our breth- 
ren think it is not according to Jesus, 
neither are they disposed to lake ad- 
vantage of all its nioc points, especi- 
ally when they can avoid it by 
complving with terms as reasonable 
as was Durs, neither would wc advise 
any brother to put another to unuec- 
esiary trouble when it can be avoid- 
ed. We are bretlnx'n and should 
love one anotlier a-s becometh the 
children of God, Our plan works 
very well, and fonnd only one broth- 
er who expressed dipsatisfactiou, and 
he wrote us as a good brother should 
do, and with hi.n s|K'cial arrange- 
ments were made so that al I are 
accommodated. Jf other publishers 
prefer the otlier system, we have no 
fault to find with tiicm about it, but 
hope they will allow us our liberties 
in doing that which we with hun- 
dreds and thousands of other publish- 
ers think to be just and right. If we 
find it not to be so, wo will abandon 
it again another year. 


John Zuce. — Vour_ Ictter'ordcr- 
ing Ortificatcs wa« not r«oeivftd. We 
will iend ihem. 

A. AprLKMAN. — The Hand Book 
for Home Improvement has been sent. 
We think you will be pleased with it. 

II. J. Sheuxnberoer. — "The 
Right Word in tho Right Place" has 
been sent to your address. 

A liro. writes us that there are 
wrong references in Pilgrim. Wc 
expect all contributors to lie responsi- 
ble for their quotations and references 
and we will be responsible for our 

Benjamin Landis. — Your paper 
is mailed regularly ntour office — hope 
it may reach you safely for the pres- 
ent year. Perhaps if you could get 
a few others to accompany it, your 
office would be found more readily — 
try it. 

Jacob Troxkl. — The Debate be- 
tween Campbell and Rice can be had 
by writing to R. W. Carroll, 117 W. 
Fourth St., Cincinnati, O. Of the 
price wo are not infomiedjust now — 
can ascertain by writing to them. 

James L. Sears. — Will you please 
inform us at what time Jackson Phil- 
ips, Peter Wilt and Wm. Stcmple 
commenced receiving the Pii.orim ? 
Of"Bnnnyan's Pilgrim's Progress" 
we have none ou liand. As soon aswe 
get a supply, we will let it be known. 
— Sallie G. Keller informs us that 
her father is not dead, as reported by 
us some time ago, but enjoys better 
health than usual. Also, that at time 
of wiiting none of the family had ta- 
ken his disease, the Small Pox. 

We are sorry to give our readers 
false reports, but wc arc really glad 
that our report proved untrue. Bro. 
Daniel will certainly pardon us for 
publishing his death before the time, as 
it must have sounded quite strangely 
in his ears. IIow such reports origin- 
ate we know not, but we do know that 
we received audi intelligence. 

Bro. W. B. Sell reports a scries of 
meetings near-Hamilton, Mo., com- 
mencing on December I2th, and con- 
tinued almost a week. 

— A meeting commenced at McVey- 
town. Pa., under the charge of Eld. 
J. K. Hanawalt, on the 30th of Dec, 
and is to cfjntinue until the -Jth of 
January, 1872. 

—Eld. Jacob Mohler, of Dry Val- 
ley Church, Pa., informs us that they 
intend to commence a meeting on the 
Gth of January and to continue one 

—Eld.] F. P. Lujhr, of Michigan, 
says : Wc have a very pleasant win- 
ter, quite good sleighing lor the last 
three weeke. — Snow has gradually 
melted down to » few inches, but to- 

day i^ falling again. Plad none melted 
it would be by this time, 20 inches 

— Our Post Master informs tis thtit 
there was a letter registered fur ns at 
Union Mills, Mahaska county, Iowa, 
on the 16lh uf DccerabtT, and up to 
January 1st, there lias been noth- 
ing more heard from it. Ifanyof our 
readers know of any brethren living 
in that section of country they will 
please inform them, that they may 
know that neither money nor names 
have been receivct,! by us. 

— We are sorry to inform our read- 
ers who have ordered the Book paper, 
ihat this number is not ot it, allhougli 
it is better than what ive have been 
using, but not as heavy as that which 
we have now on hand, and will ap 
pear in our next issue. In our UsI 
issue we announced that we had it on 
hand. Wo had a sample of it and tin 
lot was shipped so that we felt surf 
that it wouUl reach us in good time 
for this i.-jsuc, but it was waylaid and 
reached us about 6 hours too late. 

" In Mcmorium," from Gospff 
Visitor was overlooked until too late 
for this No. — will appear in our next. 


let- ETery rentier of the Pit.orim Is in- 
vited to coiilrilmh' lo ils colmuDa. Efisnys, 
Church News, Dbjtimries Ac, nrc aoliciteil 
from all part fl of the Brotherhood. If you 
desire a good and interesting paper, lietp us 
to make it ench by furnishing tiie material 

2nd. Be sure and write plainly, your 
name, post office, county and state, in ey^iy 
letter, and do not expect ue to credit money 
and change addresses, unless you tell U3 to 
whom, and where eent. 

3rd. Never send money without giving 
name and address of those who paid it. 

4th. In sending lists, mark who arc old 
and who are new iiibBcribers. Please re- 
member thie, 

5th. Honey may he safely acntin Drafla, 
Clieckfi, Postal Orders drawn on Hunt'gdou 
Pt)., or in registered letters. All amounts 
under $2.00 may he sent at our risk, if put 
in the enveloiw and carefully sealed and 


(0 Price's Meeting House, Antietam 
Church, had ten meetings at their 
different Meeting Houses. They have 
now a splendid new Meeting Hou^e 
in Waynesboro, where two of the 
meetings were held, with cr<uidcd 
houses. J Icrc I wag made glad to j^ce 
so many ynung members, and Irom 
their personal appearance, verv prom- 
isinj;;. May (iod ^rant them cicnr 
concc[itions of his will, that they mav 
hold ouffaithful to the end. All t!io 
above naniL-il Churches', I fouml con- 
tending for the faith once delivered 
to the saints. May God bless every 
means for the spreading of the Gos- 
pel of Christ, also the brethren and 
si-sters fur the brotherly kiiidness nian- 
ifesle.l while among them. Arrived 
■isfcly at home on Saturday the 16th, 
and found all well, thank God. Fare- 
well, God be with us. 

Gu.VBiT.L MvEns. 

BEOHTAL— LANE. On Dec 21sl, at the 
residence of the bride's parents, by Joha 
Spanogle, Daniet. Bechtal to Annie 
Lane, all of Haniingdon Co.. Pa., 

9T0NER— GOOD. Near Quiucy Pa., at 
the residence of the bride's fnlhcr, by the 
undersigned, Mn. Jacob S Stotjuii, lo 
Mi83. CuuiBTiK Good, of Frankhu Co., 
Pa. John Zuck. 


Eldoraix), Pa., Dec. 17th 1871. 

Ixift home on the 25th of Novem- 
ber, stopjicd oil' at Duncannon, Perry 
county, Pa., had three meetings. Ded- 
icated a new Meeting House, built 
by the brethren, (a branch of the 
Lower Cumberland Church.) The 
meetings in the new Meeting House 
were well attended and seemingly 
with interest. Here I would say to 
brethren preachers traveling on the 
IVnn'a. CVntral R. K., stop otV and 
preach for them. Stop at Juniata 
or Duncannon. Address George Wag- 
ner, Duncannon, Perry county, Pa. 
Left Duncannon ou Monday the 27tli, 
arrived at Mechonicsburg in the even- 
ing. Met Bro. Daniel Longeneekei 
that evening, had ihrco mecLings in 
Mcchauicsiburg, well attended, with 
apparent interest. IjcH Mcchanicsburg I Henry H: 
<m the 30lh for Upper Cumberland, 
had threo tuctiiLngb in that District. 
Ou the Jrd tn'' December, niuruing, 
was takeu by S. Miller to Fuglesang- 
er's Meeting House, lltdce Cliurch, 
and had four meetings in that Church. 
On the Gth was taken to Failing. 
Springs, Franklin county, and had 3 
meetings there. Ou the 9lh Mas taken ■ 

FISilEL.— Tn the bounds of the Snake 
Spring Vallsy Church, Bedford f'o. Pa., 
Dttcemljer 23rd 187t, ALMIHA F13IIEL 
aged 14 years, 10 moDtha. Funeral oc- 
casion improved by the brethren (Vfjm 
Hclf. null L-hapler, 14th yerae, to a large 

This was the youngest daughter ofot:r 
worthy sister antl widow Fishel. Though 
young in years, she seemed to have a lory- 
taste of Ihe liiippy place prepared for all 
good cliildren. She told her mother anil 
brothers and yistcrs she would hnve fij die 
soon, and go on her journey to liiat bcua- 
lifui home in Heaven, and tliey wouUl noon 
follow after. As she had now learned that 
no pride or sin could enter they should 
prepare to die. I hope the kin 1 adiunni- 
lions will not be disregarded by her friends, 
and especially lhos« out of the p.tics tif Ihu 
Church. Henhy Hersiidkrolb, 

of (he Warrioriinark Cnngregiilioa was 
bom the isth of Oct. 1801, and di^d N'ov. 
27th 1871, ugi'd 70 yeure, 1 month aud 
10 days. Funeral exercises by tlie « ri 
ter, Iroin Matt. 24 : 44, " Therefore be 
ye alw) ready." 
He woB a consistent member of the 
Church for 10 yiars, leaves 9 children, nnil 
only one a luomber. He was sick ior sct- 
cral weeks, and boie his affliclion with 
Christian patience and fnrritudo. 

AVm. H. Qcis::. 
T'jrrMU\ ]\i. 


George Heiserman, 


.lacob (;. C'liiar, 

3. .5 

Pe:or Ehy, 


J. P. Httiick, 


A. Ap|)leiiK»ii, 


.Jacob Myers, 


J. \i. Gaivcr, 


Dftnii'l Hock, 


Lyiliu Brumbangti, 


David Ncglev, 


Adam llollluger, 


Henrv Hrunibangh, 


-loiin Sniilli, 


J. 1{. Diirborrou-, 


Hem-)- F. I'oighlal, 


.Susau Klcck, 


G. G. Lint, 


.JoliM C'i.sppcr, 


.Josi'|ih W. liccr, 


J. J. Kesslcr, 


[>!oiiey list'.!y crowded out 




Dean Howson made a vcrjr intcr- 
eating address in CaKiiry ClrJrcIi (Df 
Washburn's), on Tliurday evening 
last, respecting the work now in 
rogresa in England for a revision of 
the English vcralon of the Scriptures. 
The most learneil divines and schol- 
ars of various denominations, are 
associated, they meet »nce a month 
in the Jurusalem Chamber of West- 
minster Aljbey to compare notes, and 
they expect to be seven years ui)on 
the whole. He answered the common 
objections to the revision, shoivcd its 
importance and prof-peclivo value, 
gave some examples of needed im- 
]irovcnicnt« in translation, and said 
when the work is done, it will stand 
or full on its own merits, no Church 
or Slat*^ anthorily being used to give 
it support. He appealed to American 
scholars In sympallii™ with and aid 
(he movement. 

Dr. Schafl'said that a committee of 
American scholars, representing va- 
rious ilenominations, and col leges and 
seminaries, had been selected, and on 
that day had held their first meeting, 
to net in concert with the English 
revisers. The plan is to have the 
English work sent over here to be 
revised, and finally to have a joint 
meeting of the English and American 
revisers to adopt the result. The 
earnest prayers of Chrislians were in- 
voked for the divine blessing upon 
the great work. 


In Jerusalem, as in Home aud 
ulsewlieie, the Jews arc shut up in a 
s«parHle (juurter, aud that the mean- 
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lijlht, 1 came inexpcctedly into their 
settlement. It was a muil lane, lined 
with hovels, ihrough'whieh a funeral 
procession - \v;w slowly moving, the 
body borne on men's shoulders, in the 
dress oMii'e, a perfect tatterdemalion 
crew, wailing as tlicy followed, (^)rne 
lo tlie Liuul of l'ro[nlse to die, many 
iifllieui arc luljbeil on the way, aud 
all an- pn yi'd upiiu aflertliey arrive, 
so llial I apjtrelu'ud, notlling is more 
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siToud tinu' in the year. If injured, 
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and btiiig obligtHl to bm-row at usu- 
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wli.ini he had n-lievcd, tlial he might 
gi't liaek to Ljiidou. — Jtif}i}t:il>'oU's 


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AiK)<her yen-r has pasBcd away. 
And with it soQic mortnls too 

IlftTP left the mortal shorffl of tima — 
Bid to all the world adiea. 

Ki^leon hundred and »o%'cnty-two 
Now thall raark its point of time ; 
Twrlvo jBars bare passed away wa 
3iil(;« citjUlfcn and fifty-nine. 
0(» liack from then just lifbynine 

When tliis century bepun ; 
From tlicucc ju6t eigliteea hundred 

I king of Arabia. This is the woniau, ! dancing, tlie servant of Gotl had liid i the result is before yon. Do von 

j John the Baptist said to Herod, it is | head cut ofT. i suppose the liigh and fashionable lli'i-, 

not lawftil for thee to iiave. And for | With this jiicture before ub, can wo i and balls at ^Vashiiigton are any l*-s 

this just reproof this debauchee had a j donbt that the divcraons of lli« world demoralij:ing ? Witness Keyes, ami 

quarrel with hira, and wonld have \ feasting and dancing, are popular oc- | Sickel's wife, with many olhci's of a, 

: killed him if she could. Kad as Her- casions of ein. Jl^car what Dr. Clark 1 similar character wlucli have come to 

■ od was, he had eorae good traits in i says on the subject. After so fatal an \ liglit, with nnnumbered thousand like 

, his character. He " fcarcU John, eiamplc as this, can we doubt whether ihein that etcmity and the day .>f 

' knowing that he wafi a just man and baih are not snares for souls, dostruci- ' judgment will reveal. It is errlairt 

'holy, and observed bim ; and when ive of chafltity, modesty, and some- 1 that in these balls, whether in high. 

\ he hearvl him, 'he did many thingfl, ! times even to liumanity itself; and a j or kiw life, the preachers of ropcnt- 

and heard him gladly." John cor- 

^ tainly had reason to hope that he might 

be reformed, and as he f^id many 

pernicious invention to excite the moat nneo and repentance itself is as corn- 
criminal passions? How many on j pletely murdered, AvV/f*/ in the spirit, 
such occssinns liavc sacrificed their as mk John in the body. 

The Ohriflliiin era was yet unknoffn. j 

i things toward a reiurmalion, John ^ chastity, and then to hide their shame, In this work of demonilizlng .ind 

Tisift p«JTP6 to ftll with wondronspow'r 

That by soarc.hin^, we may find 
A point ortimelhal'8 past and gono. 

When Jesus died for all luankiod. 
TlniR time ilfielf, to all proclaims 

That infidelity ia vflin ; 
TUan what eUaU tUey d« for their 

When they can no victory gain 

a faithful minister tells !iim of a griev- have stifled the feelings of the human , debauching the mind, there is no < n-1 

i ous sin he is lying under, while he 
I unlawfully has his brother's wife. 
I Now it does not appear that Herod 
j was at all offended by this reproof; 
i but this, as an author says, " infernal 

being, and the parent by direct or in- \ to th*" contrivance, or arts the devil 

direct means, have put a period to the 
innocent offspring of their criminal 
connections. Unhappy mother, who 
exposes her daughter to the same ship- 

woman " was. As Herod done many i wreck herself has suffered, and makes 

! things John tolci him, it is to be 
DAHOING. \ hoi)ed he intended to do this also, and 

.. t * 1 .u A "~n p.i* -ij TT 1 put her awav. This stirred up the 

' ' And when the dauglitcr of the sain Her- ! * ' ^ 

«diaa cai.-io in, and danced, and pleased I devil in her, and she plotted his de- 
Herod and Lhem that sat with him, the king | structioD. 
•aid unto the dnniscl, aek of aic wliatsoever i ,_, , 

ihou wilt, and I will give it tUec. And .he [ -There is no person so revengefnl aa 

went forth, nnd eaid unio bermother, what j a lascivious woman, when reproved 
jiliall I (wk ? and ebe said. The head of John ' 

„ . ,, , „ „ „. ,a;id blamed. A preacher of the Gos- 

the Baptist." Mark C : 23, S4. ' 

i< ,. ,1 „„. ,f ti,^',.p„,i; I pel has most to fear from this quarter. 

Ijxccptiiig tlie account ot tlirjprotli- i ^ ^ 

ga?, Luke 15, this is the only instance 
in wlik'h wc liave any account in the 
Now Testament Scriptures of persons 
dancing, hence true Christians never 
sid, and they never will sanction it 
among them. And it being dcmorul- 
jjsing in its tendency, its propriety 
lu^;y well be doubted in moral associ- 
ations. This will be apparent to all 
who observe the origin of this famous 

The first oftliis profession lost his 
life for the sake of truth and chastity, 
and others, especially those who have 
anything to do with men in power, 
who are profligates, may leain what 
they are to expect in return for a 
faithful discharge oi' duty " Clark's 

This profligate mother watches an 
opportunity to wreak out her veiig-- 

her own child the insfrumcnt of her 
lust and revenge! Behold here, ye 
professedly religions parents, the fruit 
of what was doubtlees called in those 

resorts to. Here is a ease of the dny. 
*' One of the Now York belles itas 
determined to create a sensation st. 
Prince Alexis' ball, by having licr 
hair lit up with little gas jety, lijc n s- 
ervoir of which is to be concealed 
amids a wilderness of falt-e braid--, 
puffs and curls and a French twi-t. 
She is to pay JJlO for dressing her 

times elcgnnt breeding and acconi- ; hair for the evening and arranging 
plished dancing! Fix your eyes on her crown of blazing stars, wluln 
that vicious mother, that prostitute she pays $150 for the false half 
daughter, and especially on that uiur- j added to her own abundant tresacs. 
dcred embassador of God, and iheu 1 This is not an original idea of the 
send your children to genteel board-} young lady's however. It was a dr- 
iug schools, to learn tiie accomplish- - vice (»f Miss Fannie Castor of Bosfoti, 
mcnt of iJancivg ; wbe-e the fear of j who was first married to a grand .sou 
' Ged makes nu part of the education." ' of old IVter Lorrillard, and after Lis 
Com. Matt. 14: 12. But ah, |)leads j death, to Mr. Ronals, a brolhcr-in-luw 
the professing Christian mother, in ' to Senator Conklin, She wore stich 
our age of Christianity and good mo- \ a head dvQ^s on one occasion at a ball 
rality dancing is no more demoraliz- [ at the Tuileriee, in Pari-*. She was :t 
ing. "We send our children to <lanc- i brilliant star for a long time in Par- 
ing schools wliere morality is incu!- | isiaa society. Her nunaniic career 
cated, as well as the aocompllshments ; was closed recently by her death from 
of dancing taught ; and there they consumption at tlie Isle of Wight, 
only dunce in respectable society, and j England." Jialtinyorc Daily Aitoii' 
avoid tiic vu'gar. I cariy Nov. 15, 1871. 

Let such know, that to play on the { My dear reader, wliat more do yoii 
devil's harp, is to ]>lay at Iiis game, want to couvince you of the demor- 
and your children and your preach- I alizing tendencies of dancing, wliethc'r 
t'leat. Ncr first marriage was with guests \ull be infatuated with her, j er's children are no better tlian the i in high or /oh* life, it is the devil's 
licrod Philip, her unelc, by whom j then as the custom of kings on such worst of mankind when in his service, ; card, and tiiey that play It, play at h'«i 
»tie had Salome, the dftuper. Some | occasions is, the king will offer her u j wliich from the above it is manifest I game. No doubt that the Miss wl y 
time after, she left her husband, and i present, and 1 will instruct her to ask dancing Is. Fashionable society is intends to dance with such a h^a-l 
lived publicly with Herod Autlims, ' fur a gift the head of John the Bap- generally most dcmoralizeil. Herod's \ gear at Prince Alexis' ball, and Ali^s 
hce br«tlicr-in-law, who hadbceu be- J tist. This hellish plan succeeded, and ball was one in high places, and his Fannie Castor, who danced at tl.o 
iWeiuarried to the daughter of Arstua, ■ through the deuioralizingiuflneuoeof chief men, fiud women attend if, and | b:;lb at th« Tuilerie«j lu Paris, <*. *! 

dancer, the character of her infamous j faucc. Herod's birthday festival is at 
sdusor, and admirers, wi-th the sad I hand, a supper to his lords, high cap- 
»ud murderous result, I tains, and chief estates of Galilee Is 

Herodias, that infamous mother i to l>o made, and a grand 6a/^ follows, 
and adviser of the dancer, was the ; My daughter is a famous dancer, I 
daughlerof Aristobulusand Berenice, | will send her in to dance before these 
*i'd grand daughter of Herod the ; dignitaries, and as Herod and his 


T H K \V B E K L Y I' I L G K I M. 

and were rcspot^table members of some 
nk-e /aahionalil' rhiirch, where llic 
j.eople are taught, if thf heart is 

mother in ungodliness, why will you 
not obey yours in godliness? You 
tfunli it would be so great a cross to 
.,/v nV;/,(, dl h right. My dear : beton^ an humble n.en.ber in the 
„.ader,' who have escaped .he corru, - Chufch, j"»t bceause you .h.nk your 
t,on that is iu the world thro,.gh lust, , fasHWriable a«.nc,ates who yon have 
what do you say to ihe.c tilings? , made the ehohe of your eompany 

be restored to her on the other side 
of the valley,and then shcshall dwell 
in the house of the Lord for ever, she 
has no evil to fear. But when she 
overhears the doctor telling her com- 
panion, Stic must die, she calls her 
husband t« her side and asks. Diil 

i),> you not thiuk that at such ImMs, would make remarks about yon, an<l j ^^^^ ^,^,^^^. ^^^ j „,„j, jj^ t h^ a„ 
■M at Herod's, some will be pleased, | in order In please th.ise who you know | ^^,_^_.^^,^ ^^^_ j ,^^^,_, ^^ ^^^^ ,„ ,,i^ 
,d that repentanee will be as effect- | are. living in siu, an<! ,1 they do not _ g,^^ ^^,^, 

.ally murdered iu the soul as John repent and he convcr-ed^^^^and^ have j .__^,^^^^^.^_^^ ^^^^. ,,^ ^^^^^, ,,^,. ^|„„,„, 

n a plain white shroud, and he sure 
This is 

t:ie T!a|ili«l wns in the prison? 

My dear young brethren and sisters, 

these arc the eharaelers that east a 

stigma on the true religion of .lesns, 

inidcr esteem his humljle followers, 

iS: to court their sympathy and friend- 

tlicir sins blotted out. 
Yet to please yon go 

(hem, and think it no cross at all to \ to put my eap on my head 
leave your dear parents, who have ] not the dancer's head dres.s, but the 
done so much for your conifurt, to Christian sister's covering, because of 
weep and sigh over your degcueraey, j i|,e angels. And as slic is now going 

to where they are,' she will take it 

ship, you and your former iiss.M^iatcs, j „nd at last even bring their gray hair 
liave followed iheir style and fasldon. with sorrow to the grave. 
AVhen you and ynui' sisters used to, : ' 'J'hischiM i)rostituled herself to the 
and some of your friends and former devil to .serve her adulterous mother, 
iisiociales slill decorate your heads ' \y|,y „.ii| „„(,.„„ il^ditate yourselves 
with curls and flower*, you did it not ,^ fj^^^ ji, oi,„yi„g your jiarents in the 
t.. please your (iod-fearin^- mothers i j^^^^,^ ^^,|^.^.,^ ^^ ^,^1^,^ ^^^j ^^ j|,_. g^^, 

111(1 fri<'nd>< but to lilease and be lu ' , . , . „ «... 

""" "^' ' ' ' , cimiUKindmcut with promise? Ihis 

favorofsuchehuraelorsasgivenabove, , ' . 

,1 1 .. t „„„.., III.,.,.! i '^"Rier of infamy brought her gilt, 

ulthou'di tliey were not your iluect i b , , 

ntsociaies, yet they being the head mid , Hi* head of John the Baptist m a dish 
trout of style and fashion, you uu- i to her mother, as an evidence of her 
eonscaoinly followed after. Oh ! how ! obedience to her advice. Why will 
you should now rejoice, that through ; ,.„„ „„[ ^jy^ j,,„„. gm,! and heart to 
the mercy and grace of God, your feet i jj^,„,_ and ymir hands in fellowship 
hive been taken out of the miry clay, j ,^ |_^,^^,,,, ^,,,, f,,;^,,^,^ ^ ,^,.„„,^^ j,,,,, 

sistd' in evidence to obedience to God? 

id livpd upon tho solid rocU, Clirist 
I lie Ijttrd. When yon contt-mpliue 
tlie (.'I'cut diinger yon Invc eacnped, ' 
do you not fw.l to unite with ub in the 
leeblo cllort we try to make, to save 
olliers ont of the allnrcinonts of the 

"Slio l)cin)j; before Instructed hy licr 
nnHher to iisk the liciid of John tlie 
l^ajHist. Tiiirt inntlier who wonUl 
linve hilled John herself if slic could, 
nvnils herself of tlie adTHntage tlie 
.oming ball would j;lve her, when 

I snppoi^e this poor deluded dancing 
daughter dill not knuw what to do 
with her gift, her mother had in- 
structed her to ask for. 'J'he head ol 
John the Baptist in a dish or bowl 
does not suit her cabinet, so she brings 
it to her mother, and the text does 
not inform us what she done with it. 
Tradition says, she pricked the tongue 
with needles, &c. J5ut you, my dear 
readers, when you become obedient to 

her daughter would dance. Perhaps , , .. ^ ,, 

,., , , , I .1 1 • I the admonitions ol your godly parents 

hlielhoHcnamedabove, when the king .^,1,1 

nnd his gue.-ts w.mld be captivated, and obey the vmee of Ood by doing 

that aivording to the prevailing cus- 
tom, he would give her a gifl, as a 
loken of his npproballoi: to her ac- 
eompllshuients, ttc, tlk' mother in- 
structed her to ask that the gift be 
the head of John the Baptist. Thus 
this mother i»rostitntes her daughter 
to serve her hellish desires, and ae- j 
.'lunplishes nil through the agency of j 

his comtuandmcnts, you will have no 
trouble witli yourselves. Yov you 
will be dead to «in, and your life will 
be hid with Christ in God. And 
whil? the angels in hanven, and tlic 
obedient on earth, in the Church, will 
rejoice over the sonl rescued from tiic 
snaresof sin, you in your own heart 
will realize wliat ii is to bo a Christ- 

with her. Then fallowed a season of 
admonition and instructions to all 
present, and to the brother who 
grieved her heart because he had at-, 
tended a travelling circus, where they 
also have dancing. She said to him, 
vou liave yet 7/iH<-h to 'do. This, said 
the doctor is the first time I have been 
made to ieel the necessity of religion, 
and if I could die as that woman is 
dying, I would wish now to die. This 
was the first sister he saw dying. 
When she was sujijiosed to be dead, 
she again called, and said, It is almost 
over, and with a smile passed over 
to him whom she obeyed in her youug 
and tender age. Oh what a gil't 
is this to bring to her heart-grieved 
fatherand mother, and religions broth- 
ers and sisters in the Lt-rd. I can 
scarcely see the paper I write on for 
my tears of joy are falling thiok and 
fast while I write. How different the 
gift of that bloody head of the mur- 
dered minister of God which the ac- 
complished dancer bronglit to her 
mother. God save us from the danc- 
er's doom. Amen. 

D. P. Sayler. 


tlaneiug. You, my tlear readers, who 
have not yet given yourselves into', '>i'b »'"* >">'"' i"fi'u-m-c will be felt iu 
iho service of God, huvr you sid'A | suelety. 

,-,1 )f/i.-r>- f II is hoped none of you M-'"'y "*" "« '"^^'^^ known our dear 
have, hut I know many, very many young sinier, Sarah Grim, daughter 
of von luive ipiite different ones, of Bro. Samuel and sister Mary Em- 
Think iiow often and how kindly have | mert, who walked through the valley 
vour mothers advised yon dillerently. ofiho shadow of death in North Car- 

They hnvo not only advised yon in 
iho ways of virtue and truth, but they 
haveadvised you not to associate witli, 
anil fidlow the sinful ways of those 
wlio will suivly lead yon from God, 
into uUimale ruin and disgmce. They 
liave wept over, and i>raveil for yon. 
Why will you not hear? 

olina a short lime ago. She had given 
herself to God early in life, and en- 
joyed the hcneRls and comforts of 
religion while she sojourned in life, 
and when she walked through the val- 
ley oi tlie shadow of death, she had 
no evil to Her lil'e having been 

This eluld of inccist obeywl 1 hid with Christ in God, her soul would 

"vliul the angel nf tlu' Lord appeared un- 
to h'mi in 11 tiiinie of fiic out of the midst of 
a biisli. and hfi looked, and behoM the bviHli 
liiuned witli tire and was not coasunied." 
Ex. a : 3. 

In the history of Abraham we have 
a no'jie example of the triumph of 
fiiith, and is worthy of aU imltatiun. 
But he had to endure great trials of 
tcmiilation. The impression of my 
mind seem-- to be, O that I had more 
of his faith, while endeavoring to 
write concerning the same. But per- 
haps, I may be encoun^ed and 
sU'cngtlicncd wdiilc so dning^ as ] 
have been, since I commenced trying 
to write on liie above subject. When 
God called Abrum from U* of the 
Chaldeis lie said, "Get thee out of 
thy country and thy kindred into a 
land •.hat I will show thee, and I will 
make of thee a great natioBt aud J 
will bless thee and make Iby home 
great, aud in it shall all fiunilies of 

tlie earth be blessed." Gen. 12 : 1, ?. 

Abraham's whole life was one seriis 
of trials. His leaving his nati\«' 
country and kindred, his snjminiing 
in the land of promise as in a siranpi- 
land, his being driven by famine U* 
seek fur sustenance in Egy])t, aud so 
long a time iniervening bftwe**n (lie 
promise of a numerous prosieriiy and 
the birth of a son ; the l)irtli of Ish^ 
mael so long before that of Isaac, 
the painful observance or right of 
circumcision, and the expulsion of 
Ilagar and Ishmacl, were so many 
severe trials of his faith aud obcili- 
enco. But more severe than all these, 
was the command to offer up his be- 
loved son who was to be heir of tlie 
promises and fatlier of the blessed 
seed. Notice also how Abraham's 
other sons abound in children. Gen. 
'2i) chapter, while Isaac, in whom his 
seed is to be like the stars of heaven, 
remains childless for twenty year?* 
aficr his marriage, and (hat too, a 
marriage on which the divine bless- 
ing had been so remarkably soughi 
aud obtained. Gen. 25: In view of 
this, the apostle treating of the faitli 
of Abraham says, "As it is written 
I have made the a -father of many 
nations, before him wdiom lie believ- 
ed, even God who quiokeneth the 
dead and calleth those things which 
be not OS though they were, whi> 
against hope, believed in hope, tliat 
he might become the father of many 
nations according to that which was 
spoken, so shall thy seed be." Rom. 
4: 17, 18. 

"God said unto Aln-am, know of a 
surety thai thy seed shall be a strang- 
er in a land that is not theirs, and 
shall serve them, and ihey shall af- 
flict them four humdreJ years, but 
in the fourth generation they shall 
come hitlier again. Gen. 15 : 13, IU. 
According to Bible chronology, from 
Abraham's arrival iu Canaan to the 
birth of Isaac, was twenty-five years. 
Isaac was fifty-three years old when he 
begat Jacob, and Jacob was one hun- 
dred and thirty years old when hv 
went down into Egj'pt, making to- 
gether one hundred and eighty^lhrcf 
years. Aud from lii< family ((lining Into 
Egypt until their tleparUirc, was ju.-st 
two hundred and fifteen ye.irs more, 
making three hundreil ami ninety-, 
eight years. Th^ Bible informs us, 
that, "all the souls of the house of 
Jacul) that came into Egypt, were 
seventy," so that in sjmce of two 
hundred aud fifteen years tieyi ici eas- 
ed to, "about six hunflred thousand 
on foot that locrc men, besides child- 
ren and a mJxeil multitude went up 
also with them." Ex. 12: 37,38. — 
"And the angel of the Lord appear- 
ed uutohiiu iu a dame ot fir.', out uf 
the midst of a UhIi. In the bush 
burning and not being consumed and 
the symbol of the divine prcs?nce iu 
it, we have beautifully represented 
he afflictious of the Israelites under 

T H E W E E K L Y P I L G R I M, 

tijp cruel (>p]iresaion of Pharaoh ami 

, cxliorlatiou, and prayer by the 

ihe Egyptians. But Christ Wiis in It 

hence tlio sali'ty of the bush amidst 

the flames, t!ie Lord's admirable care 

;ind DFoteelioii of Ids poor .suHering , ,,. i i i r* ■ . *i 

■ ' , 1 ', „ ,. I ° tiie spelhii!' book and Primer to the 

imcs, none so tendt-rlv caretiil as j f *= 

Christ, *'In all their aillictions he wa. : J""'^^ ^'«^^s- ^^^'^»- ^^''^ ^^^^^^ ^^*^" 

jifllictcd, an'd the any;el of Ills pr(\s- 

Superintcndant, after which the Bible 
and Testament are given ont to be 
read by their respective classe?*, also 

i-u(T saved ihcm. In his love and 
in his pity he redeemed them." Isa. 
i;3 ; 0. "Now Ihcru arose a new 
Mug over Kpypt, which knew not 
Josepli, and he said unto his people 
iiehold, the people of the children of 
Israel are more and miglitler than 
we, come "n let u« deal wisely with 
ihetn <te." Then, more especially 
were t^ero atilietions increased, for 
IMiaraoh saw how astonishingly fust 
they increased, and fearing that the 
Jsraeliles would become inoronumer- 
uus and nnghty than the Egyptians, 
ihev increased their burdens and af- 
flicted them tl:e more, thinking 
thereby lo hold them in check and 
iVom increasing so fast, but to his 
utter amazement and grief, it is said 
"the more they afflicted them, the 
more tliey uiultiplied and grew." — 
1). Z\i:gi,ev. 


Statistical report of the Sabbath 
school at the llrelhrcn'sMceting-house 
Sam's Creek, CarruU Co , Md., for 
ti e year cmlingOjtober 22iid, 1871. 

dumber of days in. session during 

the year, 28 

Isuniber of Hymns sung, 48 

Number of olHcers, 8 

Number of teaclie rs male 

and female, 23 

Number of male pu[)ils, UO 

Females, GO 

No. of chapters read, Old 

Testament, 73 

New Testament, 75 

W^take i)]easurc in saying that 

the diligence and perseverance of tiie 

entire sclioul was highly cummend- 

able, and after enjoying a season of 

perfect harmony, the school closed 

Saturday Oct., 21st 1871. There were 

two of the ministering brethren pros- 

f'ut who delivered yQvy ajipropriate 

addresses to the children and friends. 

On the occasion ample provision was. 

niade fur the comfort ajid eiicour- 

a;(i'mcnt of the seiiool. i [j 

This scliool ot the Jlrcthren at the 
Sam's Creek Meeting-house, was or- 
ganized in the year of our Eord 18G4, 
and has bocn increasing ever since. 
IV-rhaps some of our dear bretlireii 
and sisters may wish lo know in 
what manner our Sabbath Schtud has 
I'wn conducted, and also the way in 
which it is closed at the end of tlit- 
scMion. We will tr;, in the ft-ar ol 
tli'j Lord, to give a correct statement 
of the proceedings of t!ie scIiooI. In 
t!ic first place it is oper^od with sing- 


togetiier a suflicicnt length of time, 
we close in tlie same way as opened. 
At the end of the sessi>n we close by 
calling our .school together on Satur- 
day afternoon, getting some of the 
ministering brethren to address the 
seiiool and all present, after which we 
proceed to reward the scholars accor- 
ding to their merit. We do this in 
order to encourage the children, as 
they commit a very great number of 
verses ont of the Old and New Tes- 
tament to memory. Some people call 
this a festival, but we do not, from 
the fact that it is not conducted or 
closed in the same way and manner 
that the major part of the Sabbath 
Sdnols arc in our country, wilii 
martial music, parade itc. Oursclmol 
is under the jurisdiction of the Clinrch 
and it is not likelv that it will retro- 
grade as some approhcnd, under the 
eye of the Church. Now some of 
our dear brethren may differ with us 
in regard to the advantage of the 
Sabbath School to the young and ri- 
sing ggncration. Tiiough we wiP 
admit that the Sabbath School eause 
has been greatly abused by some, but 
shall ,w<i discanl a blessing because 
it has been abused ? If we do, we 
will not have many to e.njoy, and as 
the word of God is but little read or 
used in our jmblic schools, and many 
of the parents do not obey Eph., Cth 
chapter 4th verse, we contend that 
it is far better for children to attend 
a Sabbath Siiiiool t!mt is ])roper]y 
conducted, where they can read aiul 
study the wori of Gtul, than to en- 
gage in things that are calculated to 
make them immoral and irreligious, 
OS it is often the case wlien they do 
not goto Sabbath School- The Scrip- 
ture that we commit to memory wlien 
wo are young, are most useful tons 
wlieuwe get to be old. AVc now close 
our report by ascribing to God the 
glory for what we are and e.Kjiect to 
and as we feel tliat we are engaged 
in a good work, a v*-ork that we be- 
lieve will meet with the divine ap ' 
probation ofOod our Heavenly Fath- j 
cr^ we therefore solicit tlse prayers of' 
the, faithful in Christ our Savior. t 

AV.M. 11, J''nANKI,I.V. 

JOKT, iiooi'. j 

Stipi r/'/ifnii/iuf.^ 
.-. Jl>s7 T. Mum:::, Smrrf/oy. I 
AlSXEli U.\TI., Ma)>n(jrr. 

"Wisely does Solomon direcivstd 
begin at the mouth or cntrano^ff Ike 
child's way, at the lin'^t opeoiM |b^ 
tcUigencj. The more early thffeiiiD*- 
ing^ the more easy the wo||^ Bod 
the more encouraging the rvrili. — 
Our character largely takes fbtlbrm 
of that mould into which •■? Mrly 
years were cast. Much in after lift', 
both good and evil, may be tnoed 
back to the seed sown in the 4i^ of 
infancy. It is a matter of «iperi^ 
cnce, that what is early IearBc4 is 
most tenaciously retained. It atUkds 
the friction of time with the laAtO" 
jury. Far better, instead of wAhg 
for the maturity of reason, to Vork 
upon the pliability of children. The 
gardener begins lo graft in th^frst 
rising of the sap. If the crMke<l 
«hoot!i of self-will and disobedltnce 
are not cut otf, then the rapid growth 
and quickly grown strength will 
greatly increase the future diffioultv 
of bonding them. Present neglect 
occasions after risk and perpleiify. 
We may begin our wm-lc too late, 
hut we can scarcely begin it too soon. 
If the child be too young to Icern to 
read, lie can not he too young tolearji 
to obey. — The Christian. 



Hold ou my licarl, to lUy belicTtof 1 
Tlie stcaiUual only wciue the crown ; 

He wlio wlirn f-tormy waves are Il•■T;Il^,- 
Parls with liU imctior slmt! go down ; 

IJat ha who Jcsub lioldB, llirougli »11, 

Shall stnml, though Ciiith ami HeftTina 
ihoiild fu!l. 

Hold in thy inurmcrs. Heaven iirrslgnmg 
The pntinu see Go I's loving faeG : 

Who bear their hurdena uncoinpUlnini:, 
'Tia they who win ilie Fiiiher'a gr.u-v.. 

He wounds himself who braves the rod, 

And sets himself lo fijjht wilh God. 

Hold out ! There cnme« ttn end to sorrow 
Hope, t'roui tlio dual sbiill conquering 
rise ; 

The storni proclaims n sunnirr marrow 
The cross poinls on lo Paradise. 

Tlie Falhcr reignetli ! ceii.te all douht ' 

Hold ou my heurl, lioid in, liold oul ! 

The tongue of the »* usclli 

knowledge aright, but the montli of 
tIie:fi5oI poureth out foollsliuces. ' 

Sticcted hv JuNAs GwAYniii.. 


O God ! my helper ever near ; 
Crown me wilh thy smilr-s lliis year. 
Tri'serve nic by tiiy luwn- still, 
And lit nif for thy socrcd will. 
-Yy BBlVty encli pnccp^d'ng lirrnr, 
I>eptndH on thy eupporlin^j pcwcr ; 
Accept my tlinnkB for nuTcIes ijris-t, 
And be my ^juurd while life shiill lust, 
r.ft me not nnirnun- nor eoniplain, 
At wlinl Iliy wifldom shnll rrdiun ; 
Sickn«sfl or lieiilth may blc^singa pvoye 
As ordered by lliy sovtrci^'u Imu. 

.My nioiuenls move in winged linKte, 
Xor knuw I nhich >\\u\\ be my luel ; 
Dnnpers niid rlfjilli »rc ever ni^li, 
.lud 1 this yenr perhaps may die. 

Prcpnrf im- fr>r Ihy tryins day. 
'J hi-u ciill Diy williagttuul u\uiy ; 
Kroin ftin and sorrow si-l me tree, 
Jnd let mc rlso lo dwell with thae. 


Died, suddenly of apoplexy, Sept 24l!i, 
in l'ort!igcCongre;,'alion, Saint Joseph coun- 
ty. Ind., ear beloved brother Eld. J^COJl 
.^HLLER, aged SO years, G montha, and li 

This death Un^ ra'ned many tear-* and 
deep sorrow. Not only our bflnved aiisttr, 
bis widow, and nine children, all grown uj', 
and several of lhen\ members of the cSiurch, 
! mourn the loss of him, ao n«nr and dear to 
j Ihcui, but also iliQ congregiiliou in which 
ho luesided wilh so much ability, deep hu- 
mility mill love, fur nearly thirty five ycar.i 
together Mith the many districts in North. 

I crn Indiana nnd South Michigan, who liad 
so orten been made glad aud rejoiced in bj-t 
labors of love, now mourn also deeply feel- 
Mig our lo^^. Urolher Jacob .\[iller wa^ 
often called to visit ihe sick and the sorrow 
ing for aid and counsel . His kind heart was 
cverrendvlo do good. His counsel wan 
confided in as one blessed with wisdom 
from on high. .111 who knew him lust lov- 
ed him moat, both in the church and oul nf 

■\^'n will insert ft quotation from the St. 
Josi'ph Valley Kegi!.ler, the editor, whowss 
acqtiiiiuted with him, vohiutarily giving a 
notice of his death as follows ; 

Sept. 28lh.— "Our community tv»s start- 
led and giieved on Monday morning at Ui-* 
announcement of the death of Elder Jaeoit 
Miller, which occurcd at eight o'clock on 
Sunday evening, at his residence in Cer 
man township. Hegnrtling his sudden 
death, we were conversing with him on'v a 
short lime ago about 3\Ir, Colfax's receui 
il1nc<<9, and he remarked to us then that Ik- 
exiKCti'd to be called away suddenh-, nL 
though he was then aiiparently enjoyiii-; 
the best of healtli. The wishes he then fy, 
pressed concerning hh interment were w-n- 
Bcientiously carried out." 

"Elder Jacob Miller was born in Prr*ih; 
county, Oldo. He was the oldest ol alinnii- 
ly of sixteen children, on'.y tourofwlmm 
ere now living. "While he was yet qi:tt« 
young, his pnrenta, whohad emigiatr'd nmii 
Virginia to Ohio, m*\'ed to Iiidiaii.i, wIkm- 
he was raised nnd received liis education." 
"Karly in life he became a convert lo re- 
ligion, and joined the church of the Ureiii- 
rcn, and when about the a^e «f iweiity t«" 
was set apart lo tlie ininislry, accordil:** t.i 
the usaiio of the church, and was soon ad- 
vanced to the olliee of Elder, and ever aH»-r, 
to the d;iy of lii.s death, was noted a.>- one of 
the most /.ealonRandenicienl amonf th''ir> " 
"His name was familiar among the Ureth- 
ren fruni .Maiylaodto California, and b^s 
extensive travels to preach the gospel, aiirl 
being a memhfr ofllie diptriet and Axin"^ 
Meetings, made liiit personal actjunfntaT- • 
very great ; and it is wortliy of noto thai ..i 
nil with whom he came in enntnct he ip?| ■-- 
pd the greatest reppeet. An earnest C'biiv- 
tian and faithl'nl worker in the vineyard, -i* 
thoroughly versed iu the lenchinijs u) '.- c 
niblc as a life long study could make hii.i, 
tlie church haii no member who will b- 
more widelj' missed ; nor has ihe ueighhor- 
hood in whicli be li\e<l a ciUzeu whoaj in- 
fluence lliere ns cvewhere was on the si I© 
of good. He was a peacemaker by prin;!- 
pla as well as belief, and became ilic arbiter 
of many a quarrel that otherwise wou*J 
have emerged Into an cvpcnsivc lawsuit SL-d 
an endless feud.'' 

''Years ago, lie and bis brother Jam*"', 
also an KUh-r, were instrumeouil in having 
a commodious church built inaheautifl 
oak grove, on tbe latter's grounds. Hi* 
funerot took jilace on Tuesday foreno- n 
from tbe church near his residence whicli. 
for BO many years, liad been tlie scene oi" 
bis labors of love for the ijreal Ma^u-. 
whose ardent and failhful follower he « :- 

II was the largest that had ever ^en; < 
there. The services were cindueted In i. 
dt-r 1). 1!. Stiirgis, of tliis city, assisted bv 
Elder J. UerkfT and C. Wenger. The bo-.. V 
was iuterred in the gmvpyurd neur tii'# 
church, audju«t across the rnait from hi«> 
residence." C \Vesokh. 

AlLJ^JjJ ' g^J i J^t ' LJ J^a J 

T H E W K E K h y I' I L G K I M. 


Dr^f /editors: — By yoiirpcrmin- 
siuii I will try and give an explana- 
lioii on brother I). F. Gootrs query, 
in No. 48. " Behold I wtand ut tlie 
door and knock ; if ntiy man hcnr my 
\oioo, and open the (Jonr, I will rcjnie 
in unto liim, and will sup with him, 
and lie with me.— Rev. .3 : 20. 

J understand thr Kevelator spcttk- 
iiij; of ('iiri^t and ll'in Church, and 
llichlnner. We may iindorwtand the 
alxjvc Scripture in n two iold sctiHC. 
\\*e Ijclicve that God ever had a peo- 
ple on the esrfh, but there v/ns also 
ii time that thfy were wrapped in 
nlufnber. But wlien our bksTd Mns- 
Ut aroii; from the tomb, He calleth 
&ii His Church. Head Holomot.V 
Soh(^, .J. 2. " I slecj) but my heart 
wakelli, it i« the voice of niy l>eloved 
lliat knocketh ^ayin^;, rjpen to mr, 
my rtister, my love, my dove, my ni:- 
delilctl, for my head in filled with : 
di-w, and my lockn with the drf'[)M of 
lheni|;ht." Alaorcad the Ulh chap. : 
nnd '2'U\\ voi'se of St. Jabn'^ (tospel. 
\\r \h tUo i)ointing forward wlien our I 
Mrs-iiid Muster will eome the tfrwmd ' 
litiK^ without a sin-offering; unto «al- , 
vation, then lie will pinl IlimNoil" 
iind nerve those that faithfully await 
Jli.i coming. Read the 12tli chapter 
and .'17th verse of Like, " BloHsod are 
those servants, wlium the Lord when 
III- eometh ehall find watrhinj!: ; verily 
1 s:iy unto you, that lie thnll ^ird 
UiniHelf, and make them sit down to 
meal, and will come forth and serve 
tlieni." Oh, what (t blessed promise! 
Iiretlii'cn and sifters, I hope ^e re> 
tiif'iiibi'r tlie time when Jesus Unorkcd 
:it the door ofour atnlihcrn and sinful 
be;irls, and was niailc willing; to oonie 
in by the door, (Jcbus) into His pio- 
rio:8 Church, through Hia own 
terms. () ycp, now brethren He 
promises to come and make 1 1 in abode 
witli UB, " and hup wit.i u.i, ami we 
with llim" The nb .ve Scripture 
ba-t A more dlreet i-efereuee to the 
di)or uf the Kiniier"'* heart. Ho iius 
:ippoiti(('d Mis niini-iters to lake His 
bles-sod Word, and knuek' at (he siu- 
ner\ heart, and the promise is if they 
(►IH'U their heurlf*, " I will (Hune into 
thiMu." The text was originally ad- 
dn>sscdlothe <'hurcli nt ljw>di(X'», 
but is ea[iable of a m«ire general ap- 
pliealioii. Let us eouHidcr it an the 
iuKlrcM of Jebovab to all who arc 
fivortvl with the li^;ht of Uevelation, 
;uui yet rennin strangers to siilvation. 
Notice tlie state of soul supposed. 
Closo.l againdt Ciwl. This is an ob- 
vious and lamentable truth. IW is 
not ill all the tlnm^diljs of the wiektx!. 
Tliey live without Uoil, ard without 
Ir.^pe in the worbl. Several thin|^ 
Uivp the soul closet! against (Jiwl. 

Iguonuuv, pride, wlfesttocm, stub- 
b'lnev. IVuV, tiin\ ignorance go 
ti>;;cijier, and Is the principle cause 
l!i;it keeps the snucva heait closcil 

against God. I hold brethren, that j heart, we think wc have felt n share j world, and the kingdom of heav( n f 
a rnan'iJ heart has never been opened, ' of these evcnta. Head ilo«ea. 5. 15. j ^ separating line between saint ami 
UM^Ilthey resolve from the heart to I Notice the conditional promise given, ^^j^,,^^^ j^.^^^^^,^ j; ,^ and dafkm--fr. 
oEcy Christ in all his precepts, and "If any man hear my vojce, and i ,, . ,._ ^. . ., ,^,,. 

■»-W, . , ' \ ' I I I r -11 • 1 C-nnwqiientlv the JiavsM' savs, "11 

eiafffl>ley. And cverv one tiiat ."ays j open the door, 1 will oomc in, and sup , . , ' 

LoM I-ord, .hall ente^ into the king- 1 with him, and he with .ne." Now ! "•>■ ^"^S''-<'"' «erc ..( thi« wurhl, .h... 

! I/ord, shall enter into the king- 1 
:'T>ut he that doeth the will of 

as will not open the door of their it, consider it, believe it, and, "open 
hearts in full, do not know God, nor , the door." Freely, cheerfully, and 
their need of his divine fiivor. "Souls 1 ^^'th all his heart, give me a welcome 
perish for lack of knowledge."— j into his ioul ; in my own way, and 
Minds darkened by the god of this 1 o" '"X own terms, and to effect my 
world. Hosea. 4; 6. God cannot | o^'" pirposes. The promise, "1 
dwell there so long as Ibis state ofp^'^' ^'^"i'^ '" to him," to illuminate 
things abides. Light has no fellow- '^e mind— convince the heart— re 

doraj>it he that doeth the will of j let us observe the conditions giveh. j "'^^l'*' "'>' f'crvrmt.s H^hf, that I 
myTflther which is in Heaven. Such I "Hear my voice;" so as to Understand Isliould not be delivered to the Jews: 

but 710)0 i« my kinj^dom not .from 
hence.'" John 18: 36. The Savior 
has a kingdom, nud in that kingdmu 
reigns King supreme — having a right 
to manifcht his sovereignty a&a king, 
in establishing a means of cricapo 
from the (.-onsequences of sin. Ami 
whom he wJU he hardoneth. Ilom. 
&: 38. An*? if it i» possible to im- 
agine that that gulf extciuU through 
this woHd of mortality, as a dividing 
Hn*^, between the two kingdoms, then 
the bridge whicli many have con- 
structt^I out of Gospel material, hew- 
ing, fashioning, and putting it fro- 
gethertoeuit tiieir own carnal notions, 
will undoubtedly fail to land them 
safe over the gulf of despair, into 
the land of liberty — "The kiugdorra 
which cannot be moved." As tho 
prophet saith in regard to the di-unk- 
ards of Ephrairo, whose glorious 
beauty had become a fading Ilower,. 
"Wherefore hear the word of tli* 
Loixl, ye scoiisful men, that rule this 
people which is in Jerusalem." — ■ 
(please read from tho 14tb to the 22m? 
verse of the 28th chapter of Isaiah, 
inclusive.) By this may we leari» 
tile strictness, and severity of God'* 
sovereignty iu regard to bis rebell- 
ious cieatures. And to .suppo,=e that 
man's opinion in rega'-d to his dntv 
and obligation to God and his creat- 
ures — with the Gospel iu bis hands — 
I will excuse him in the nonfulfillmeni, 
[of his pleasure, in the Judgment day 
is certainly u wild hallucination, aniS 
can only be governed or reconciled,, 
iu CT-rcumstanoee when God will, (if 
such will is an attribute of his mer- 
cy) allow his mercy to supercwle hi* 
justlce. Sin h of such a corroding^ 
and condemning character, and of 
sueh -Jt variety of form and feature,, 
thnt to escape its effects and intlnence,. 
there is but one e.Tpiation, ami that, 
has been made In time, and amongsC 
i»ortals> and with yeiiTence to sin* 
uers. And the day of probation to- 
sinners is, "To day if you }cUi Iieir 
my voice, harden not your hearts ; 
for the night eomcth wherein no mati 
can work." So that all iioi>e of mer- 
cy is cut t>ffbeyond the vale of death. 
For Paul siiys, "without the shed- 
ding ofblnotl slurc is no remission.'^ 
Heb. 9 : 22. Antl I ask, does not 
Got! transceod the attribute of hi». 
mercy, when he accepts sinuera and 

generate the soul — to cause all old 
things to pass away, and to make all 
things new. "And sup with him, and 
he with me," mutual fellowship and 
communion here, and eternal and 
uninterrupted enjoyment In the world 
to eome. God waits to be gracious 
to the children of men. He desire^ 
their happiness and salvation. The 
sinners responsibility. Life and death 
before him ; God waits to savp, his 
eternal well-being or 7ro dei>ends on 
his acceptance or rejection of th?of- 
fers of mercy. 

Brethren as the knocking at the 
door of the sinners" heart de[ ends 
much upon the minister, Oi\ I cry 
aloud und spare not; for there is much 
depends upon us. But the wWe 
church must remember that they have 
something to do in perfecting this 
great work. Do not forget tho poor 
ministers that are trying to knock 
at the door, who only have work one 
or two days in six. Bnthren d<j-nof 
forget the inissionanj cavse. Let us 
all then love, honer, and ob*y him, 
tiiat at ladt we may join the heaven- 
ly hosts, aod praise him forever. 

William H. Q,uinn. 

Tyrone, Pa. 


"And besi<lea all this, between ua and 
you there is a grent gulf fixfil ; so that tliey 
which would pass from hence to you, can- 
not ; neithfr can Ihey pass to ua, that would 
come from thence." Luke 16 : 96. 

The rich man not only finds him- 
self after death, in hell, but also a 
grejit gulf fixed between hioaself and 
the now happy Lazarcth, which is 
impas.sible ; for Abraham saith, '^ou 
t^nnot pass over it." With Oiortals 
the word cannot, can Bometimes be 
mastered with reference to temporal 
things, but iu eternity, we think it 
means exactly what it says, that you 

ship with darkness; sin with holi- 
ness, ttc. Rom. 6: 17. Ijovcoflhe 
world is the ruling topic. Temporal 
th'n:;fl ab=orb all the desires of the 
mind. Visii)lc, apparent good, pre- 
ferred to that wliich is invi.'sible and 
eternal. Worldly honor, worldly 
richo.1, worldly pleasures, "preferred 
to the honors, riches, and pleasures 
which come from God. Jas. 4: 4. 
John 2: 1.1 

tTnbclitff. The statements of reve- 
lation are not believed. Hence, 
threatcnings do not alarm, invitations 
do not flllure, promises do not attract, 
jind the Gospel produces no saving 
cff-^ct on the heart. Unbelief effectn- 
ally closes the soul against God. — 
"Ho could not do many mighty 
works there, because of their unbe- 
lief," Heb. 3: 19, Mark 6: 6. No- 
tice, Jehovah's address to the soul 
thus closed against him. "BehoKl, I 
stand at the door, and knock." Now 
let ns consider three things, the blefts- 
ed being from whom the address pro- 
ceeds. "Itehold, 1." The high and 
lofty one, who iohabiteth eternity; 
heaven his throne — earth his foot- 
stool — universe his temple — hosts of 
lieavcn hisattendanU. Selt-existent, \ 
independent, ever blessed ; yet he 
stoops to solicit the posse-ssions of the 
sinner's heart. Well may heaven 
and earth bo called to heboid an act 
of sut'h condescension and grace. Be- 
hold bis attitude, "Ho stands ut tho 
door." Denoting his patience aud 
loug-euflering; while his enemies are 
enthroned withiu, ttio blessed God 
stands without. I-et ua look at his 
readiness to deiiart, can easily pass 
ou ; f*wily withdraw himself, and 
leave the eoul to infatuation and ruin. 
Wv learn a long time ago, that Go<l 
said luy spirit will not always strive 
with man. Geu. G. 

"Stand at the door aud knock." j ,vjnrt.i(. And with reference to spir- 
He does thifl, by l.i« daily bounties ; j ii„^l things, the same little word may 
the laH-^ariesaud enjoymcntfi of life. | be intended to mean tho same thing - 
10: ;j, 2. liv ih- -■ ^' 

l*salni. lu: .j, -.:. liy lUe ;^raciO[, 
oflcrs of bis (i.w|Kd. Pardon," peace, 
and etorual lif<; proclaliued, by his 
I callM and tUitlitul ministers, llreth ■ 
ivn let us look at the events of his 
providcnw. ^rho following events 
abound iu the wurl<l, and sometimes 
visit our families with atilictions, be- 

for says Paul iu i^rallel language, 
"To be spiritually mindetl is life and 
peace, bnt to be carnally minded is 
death." Horn. 8 : G. Tbis seems to 
signify that the same gulf, that Abra- 
ham speaks of, e.\teuds through this 
world of mortality, as a boundary 

_ rtevc-nents, dij^apiwiutmenU, h«i.-y;Iinc between the kingdom of this t pardons them, or any other condi- 

„_ LJ.XJ.Jlil- 

T n K W E E K L Y P 1 1. O R I M. 

I . L- J.^^ . 


tiona'cf circumstances tlian tlmse | was quniificd to solve the mystery to in wisdom's ways while here upon 

which ho has pivcn in thp Gospel, j him, and what a pleasure it was to i earth, and after death be permitted 
;,n.Ueftleil with his own blood? ILis ; him, when the truth wns unioldcil to 1 (p range the fields of light, where 
l,e not sivid, ho U unchanfinble, wiih- \ ^^^"^^y^^^"^;^!^^^ ^I'^J.^J'^r^n I *''^*'"'^ ''^ ^**''""=»^ j"y '*"*^ !»appincsf*. 
nut variiiblcness neither sh;«low of 

sownro little seeds. 

tunity of enteritig into a more ftdi 

When then shall the blood 

' union and fellowship with the King 

llirnll)" • until iinrii tjiiuii nil. i/iwvi* I ^i-. 1 , 1 -. 1 o 1 

^ { of Kings, and Ixird of Lords. >So lie 

„r fltoncnienL be applied -for the iv- j „.tj„ii^ 1,^^^ l^^n without cxc isc, had 

minion of sins, and a reconciliation j he failed to ertercivc faith in the cfler- 
rnnipleted ? Hence we hold, accord- 1 *-'d raonns, but believing Philip to Ix' 
iag to the Gospel, that there is but U servant of God, suffered him.elf to 

' be convinced, and while Ins mind la 
in full exercise of faith, he says, " Here 
is water, what doth hinder me to be 
baptized?" And Philip said, "If 
thou bclievest with all thy heart, thou 

Little Bessie had got a present of 

a new hook, and she eagerly opened 

it to look at the first picture. It was 
My little friends need ntrt l>e afraid | (,,3 pj^j^^p ^^ ^ ^^^ ^-^^-^^ ^^, ^^^^ 

<.iiy means of reconciliation provided 
jbr sinncre, and that man is left with- 
out excuse. "Fir it is tlie will of 
God that none should jierish, but 
tK&t all should come onto a knowl- 
*.:dge of the truth, and be saved. — 
He will not cut off any soul with- 
out a privilege, or opportuuity of 
fealing themselves heirs of God, 
and joint heirs of Chrint, to that 
licavenly inlieritanoo. We have 
rircuniPtances to proTe that God 
will not fail to do his part, in enabling 
every sinner and eveiy person al- 
ready professing godliness, who have 
not come up strictly to the help of 
the I^rd against the mighty, of 
availing themselves ot a full and 
romi>let<j reconciliation to the will 
of GoJ. 

1st. We liave the example of 
Cornelius, who was a devout man be- 
fore God, who was ready and willing 
10 do liis pleasure on having a 
kioft-ledge of what the I^ord demands 
of him, upon which willingness, and 
iaithfitlness he is ready to tnake any 
sacrifice necessary in the Divine will, 
I0 make a full surrender of himself 
10 God ; all of which 1 believe is de- 
manded of every follower, under any, 
and all circumstances. Upon this 
faitii, which Cornelius exercised in 
tlie loss of God, God dispatches a 
messenger to inform him that he has 
not yet been fully reconciled, and the 
law of Divine justice is not yet fully 
satisfied. Ilanoe Peter, tlie servant 
of Gwl, must come and tell the v/ords 
whereby thou and thy house may be 
saved. Thus God takes pains to 
save the faithful seeker after the truth. 
And Cornelius availed himself of the 1 
opportunity od'ered, to become a cit- 1 
ineu of that kingdom which cannot j 

he moved. > 

2ud. M'e have the example of the 

Kuuuch, who wa.s returning from 
Jerusalem, having been there to wop. 
ahip — was earnestly seeking the king- 
dom of God, but could not underj^tand 
of whom the prophet speaks, of Iiim- 
«elf or of some other man. While 
he is thus musing and consulting in 
his mind to know what this should 
™ean, God seey his honest and desir- 
ous heart longing to drink in full, the 
love of tJie things which he under- 
stood not, and sencU a servant who 


'I I-elieve that Jesus Chnst 

is the Son of God." Acts 8 : 36, 37. 
Thufl being baptizetl, he went on his 
way rejoicing, and the sjnrit caught 
ai^ay Philip, and he ^aw him no 
mor(!, an evidence that it was sanc- 
tioned by high heaven, in having the 
earnest, hone-st seeker saved by the 
blood of Jesus. 

3rd. We have the of Saul of 
Tarsus, who was struck blind while 
on his way to Dejiascus, witii power 
to take and bind such as believed in 
Jesus. We do not find that lie is now 
seeking the kingdom, but there must 
be some strivings or some scruples in 
his heart about this matter, far when 
light is seen and the voice heard, it 
was said, " Saul, Saul, why persecut- 
est tliou me? It is hard ibr thee to 
kick against the priokp." Acts 9: 5. 
Now he is told to go into the City, 
and it shall be told thee what thou 
must do. It is not said to him who 
by, nor when. But God willing to 
save the honest seekers, for that he 
now is — he sends to his servant to go 
and administer his pleasure to him. 
Upon which instructions, he confers 
not with flesh and blood, but was im- 
mediately obedient to the heavenly 
vision. With these evidences we 
conclude, hoping In our next to make 
an appeal to thrjse who are out of 
Christ. S. Myers. 

ToTuth's Department. 


Once we had a tendpr father. 
But now he's dcdd and gone ; 

In the cold grave lie in Bleeping, 
^nd our home is uad nnd lone. 

When I saw him in UIs cofiiii— 
Lying there BO still and coM — 

How I wished that my dear Tatber 
Coald his arms truund mefold. 

O, my falUor loved me dearly ! 

ilo was ever kind and mild ; 
^od lie always tried to liavr. nio 

Jesus' good and loving child. 

M. E. H., aged 11 years. 

there, for " there is no night there." 
You will not suffer pain nor shed 
tears there, for such things do not 
belong to that happy |)laee. Do yon 
not want to go there? Yes, I am 
sure you do, and for that very rea- 
son I thought 1 would write to you 
iij)on the subject of lying. Oh ! what 
a dreadful thing it is to tell a lie! If 
you will tuni to the twelfth chapter 
of Vrovcrbs, you will find that "The 
lip of truth shall be established for- 
ever, but a lyin;^ tongue is but for a 
moment." And also, " Lying lips 
are an abomination to the I.iord : but 
they that deal tnily are His delight." 
In Revelation, Slstchap., John heard 
a great voice speaking to liim out of 
Heaven, and telling him a great ma- 
ny things, and among them wns this, 
•* And all linrs shall have their part 
in the lake which burnetii with fire 
and brimstone, which is the second 
death." Please read that whole chap, 
and the next, and see if you can find 
something more about liars, or those 
who love and make a lie. 

I have often been made to feel 
very sad, by hearing falsehowls told 
by little folks to their brothers and 
sisters or playmates ; sometimes they 
did it only for fun, thinking (if they 
thought at all,) there could be no 
harm in such little lies. But dear 
children a lie Is a lie in the sight of 
that Holy One " who cannot look 
upon sin with the least degree of al- 
lowance," whether it bo little or big. 
Gi.mI ha^ not classed sins into big and 
little ones, hut all sin Is looked upon 
In the same light by His holy eye. 

Read and coubitler upon the fifth 
cliapterof Acts, and you will se«how 
God served Hars in the time ot the 
Apostles. Now 1 hope noue of my 
little readers will bo guilty of telling 
willful lies, and If any of your little 
friends tell you uay, I hope you will 

side of a stream and throwing .seeds 
fnto the water. 

"I wonder what this piiture is 
about /' said she. " Why dors the 
l>oy sow seeds into the water?" 

" Oh, I know," said her brother 
Kilward, who had been looking at 
the book ; " he is sowing the seeds 
of water-lilies." 

" B'Jt how small the seeds look," 
said Bessie. " U seems strange to 
think that large plants should grow 
from such little things." 

*' You are sowing just such tiny 
seeds every day, Bessie, and they 
will come np large plants after awhile 
said her father " 

"Oh, no, father, I have not plan- 
ted any seeds for a long tiaje." 

" I have seen my daughter sow a 
number of seeds to-day." 

Bessie looked puzzled, and her 
father smiled and yaid : 

" Yes, J have watched you pfcn- 
ting flowers, and trees, an! weeds, 

" Now I knoir that you are joking 
for I would not plant ugly weeds." 

" I shall have to tell yon what I 
mean. When you laid aside that in- 
teresting book, and attended to what 
your brother wished done, you were 
sowing iH'eih of kindness and love. 
When you broke the dish that you 
knew your mother valuetl, and came 
instantly and told her, you were sow- 
ing seeds of truth. When you took 
the cup of cold water to the poor 
woman at the ji^ate, you were sowing 
seeds of mercy. These are a'l beau- 
tiful flowers, Bessie, and will grow 
up brightly and sweetly if you water 
them well by a constant repetition of 
these acts. But reorethan all, I ('ops 
that my little girl lia& b:eu planting 
the great tree of" love to God, and 
that she will ten I and watch it, and 
allow it to grow and spread until its 

tell them how wrung It Ls. Brother brarch'.s reach the skies and meet 
Henry is very much interested iu j before His thfone.'' 
your spiritual aud eternal well being. 
I hope you will profit by his words, 


Dear little friends. 1 have thought 
of writing to you for some time, but 
a great dcid of wci-k prevented me. 
You will forgive me I trust, and ro- 
member that I often think of >ou 
and pray for you, tliat you may walk ahoil preserve thtm. 

let his writings aud LOfltruetloas sink 
deep into your hearts. Aud may the 
Lor<i grant iin all a seat at His right 
tiand through Jesus Christ otir Re- 
deemer, Ls the prayer of your affeo- 
tionale friend, MKnv.-- Iff raid of 

In the mouth c)f the foolish u" a 

' And the weeds father?'' 

' When you were Impatient while 

baby was cross, you sowed the seeds 
of ill -temper, When you spuke cross 
to Robert, you planted seetis of anger. 
When you waitnl some time after 
your mother called you, you sowe<l 
disobedience and selfishness. Theso 
are all noxious weeds. Pull them up 
by the roota, in/ child. IX) not suffer 
them to grow In your garden, or thev 
ro<l of pride: but the lips of the wise } will completely overrun it.— *?. -S' 



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tance. Wc are almost enshrowded I to, and wc feel assured as long n^ 
in darkness, and^thuswe grope our we continue to work for the promo^ 
way througli this dark, dreary world, i tton of tliegood cause ah7)c,t\ie tettly 
But there lies beyond this vale of : good will rally to our support, 
tears, a land that flows with milk i 
and lioney, to which we are stcorin 

These ilear pilgrims are our i 
elusion for the future, and we « 

WILT.— At the Blair Co, iufinn.iry, Ni t. 

I'ith. ISTl. of Small Tox, JOHN WILT 

ill the 2") ypar i>I* his age. 

Tlie -.ubje'ct of this notice Wfisdeprirrd of 
liii; mother when cuiitc smiiU, when Ifg 
grondmoilier iind aunt took liini n-; n mem- 
ber of tlu'ir smull family, vibout n ytur 
previous to hia dtiiih Iiis dear ohl grmiil- 
inollur, sisEcr Susan Wilt, iilYcr a painful 
illness, whs calk'd to bid this world adieu 
and pass llirouiili ilie valley of the shadow 
of death, to yonder world "of bliss. Alter 
Iliifi bcrcavenifnt their lilllc family circh; 
wna broken, and he entered into business in 
the city of ,41toona. Pa., where he was 
taken with the loathsome diaeaso Small Pn.x. 
From bis boarding-place of that city Ue was 
removed to the Bhiir Co., inlinnniy Nov. 
2nd, and Sabbath evening nt 10 o'clock 
Nov. 12th, niter nn inlensp suHerinp he 
bieaih'd his last. The day foUowiug at 10 
A. M. his body was entered in llie grHVt- 
yard connected with the Blair Co, alms- 
house quite contrary to the wishes of his 
aunt, sis-ter Annie Wilt, who wishes to have 
his body removed to t!ie Brctlireii's ;:rave- 
yard near Duncansville, Pn. He was a 

our shij). and we lione to land safe on i cslly desire that you remember luat ' promisioir young man, but the icy hand of 
' ' ' . „ . . death had iiinrkeH bun as a vichm and call- 


Dear fellow i)iIgiHni«, wo have had 
many tliouglit.<* in reference to the 
paHt, and as we have entered a new 
period of time, a time such as we 
have never before experienced, wc 
now look forward with ititerest to 
the fiiturc. The i)resenl issuch as to us to lie Ixiyant with liope^ and 
we enter on our second mission with 
renewed zeal and energy. I^Iany 
doors that were closed are now open 
lor our reception. Our field for use- 
I'lilnt'ss is extemli'd and we feci to re- 
joice. We meet yuu with outstrelcKed 
aims, and if our feeling is reci]>ro- 
(;nted, wc will continue to come to 
yuu, and thank God that he has put 
it into your heart to receive us. 

When we look upon the past wc 
see some dark spots and some bright 
ones. We have had our trials, our 
aillietions and diflieulties, and with 
.lob wo could .say "Man that is born 
of a woman is of few days and full of 
trouble." We do not moan by this, 

the banks of iiappy deliverance, and " throne of grace, that we may tad 
there feast on **Angels food." But j help in time of need. J. B. B, 

we must press onu'akd. This is the 
motto of the heaven-bound saint. — 
Though storms may arise even in 
the midnight hour of life, and the 
great ways of the ocean of time may 
toss our fiail bark to and fro, yet Je- 
sus, that lovely Jesus, who is above 
all, iu all, and ibrougli all, \(hispers 
in accents loud and soft, "It is I, be- 
not a/raid." Grand consolation ! Je- 
sus our Father is at the helm, and if 
wc put our trust in him, we need not 
fear. In the past, like Peter, our 
faith bji9 not been strong euongli, 
and we have oftinics come near sink*, 
ing, but Jesus has ju'oniised to pass 
by our infirmities, and relying on 
his promises, we take courage. Hop- 
ing that out past remissness may be 
blotted out of God's bo«k of remora- 
braucc, we now look to the future, 
and hope to spend the new year 
more devotedly. 

The futire is fraught with interest 
to us, and in consequence of this wc 

it rte have had more than a usual have had many thoughts in reteronce 

amount of llie trials and vexatious of 
this life, but wc have learned that 

to it. What will bo our success, how 
many new pilgrim homes will we be 

tlie world through which wc must | pi'i'mittcd to enter, and what will be 
puss \h dark and thorny. This is tl 

thorcs^ult of our labors, has been fore 
■t and uppermost iu our minds 
renee to our doing in 1872. ^ 
fho pevi^liablt things i\t' this life af- already our hearts have been made to 
lord no ical enjoyment^and it is only | >'t-j'»icc iu the reception of many new 
when we come to an occasional nasi- 

i-xpcricee of all who have passed from '"ost and uppermost iu our minds, in 
tlarknes-s unto tlio marvelous light. >'elcrenee to our doing iu 1872. Now 

where we may feed on the heavenly the prcspect-s for many more are flat- 
Manna that the iaint, languisliing '. Bering. Come on dea4' pilgrims, and 

I nivitalions to visit pilgrim homes, and 

hiiul issutisflod. Thus iiave we been j ^^c will assure you that co effort will 
fciI, our souls have been nourislud l>e retainctl on our part to interesl and 
and supported. Our brethren and profit you. But dear Christian friends 
sititers who have eontrilmted to our . we need your hel|), and we earnestly 
columns, aie mediums through wiiich J solicit your as-sistance in way ofin- 
we have reeeived foid, and wliile we I creasing our circulation, and eontri- 
have feasted theieon, it has given us butmg to our eolutnns. Please give 
pleasure to send it forth thai others | us the helping hand and success is 
ntight enjoy like advantage.-*. This ' -""'"c. 'T!i«^ arc a few, apparently 
work wc have engngod in with a con- ! who are working against us. M'heth- 

I T E M S . 

Ihe Chicago Pufpit, Vol J, ^^ 1 

is ou our table. It is an (W^vo, 
sixteen page weekly and is tocontuij 
each week, a sermon by leading miu- 
isters of Chicago. It is to be the 
organ of no sectarian party, but all 
religious denominations will ba rep- 
resented. Those tiiat wish to have 
the benefit of Chicago oratory, ai^d its 
original brain thought, should tend 
$2.50 to ''The Index Company," 
imblishers, ^O.} West Haudolph .St. 

— ^-In the obituary notice of bratbcr 
J. Brindlc, our figures make bis age 
78 years, where it should be 77, and 
his deaconship 45 years instead of 
35. Bro. Miller says he thinks it 
was a mistake of the printers, but 
they think it was a slip of Bro. Mil- 
ler's pen. "We are not able to decide 
who made it as the copy is lost, but 
hope it will be satisfaotory now. 

P. S. MvEita. By your request we 
inform you that your Pilgrim, M. 
F. II. K's, and K. II's is paid for 
until May 1st 187:i 

" The First Grave " will appear 

in our next. It breathes the pathos 
of a regeuerated soul, and know that 
it will prove a " balm of Gilead " to 
many a heaven home sick soul. 

J. W. ZiGLER : —Our books are 
olVered for the benefit of those who 
raise clubs to the a nountof the affix- 
ed prices, but if any lltil to get the 
desired number, they can still have 
the book by l)aying the balance, but* 
in all cases should raise the amoiuit 
in subscribers as near as jiossible. 
Our agents would oblige us by in- 
forming us what book they are work- 
ing that we mav be enabled to ''^".""Visicr, and several children to muuiii 

° • their los9 , but wc hopi- tlicir loss ia train 

order such books as arc needed. The t'nneral pnrmon preached by brethren J. L 

eii him to his home above, lie had not 
united with any one branch of the church. 
but hud stron-i; taith in the church of the 
Brethren "Be ye also ready, for ye know 
not the day nor the hour when the Son of 
man cometh." To-day, Dec. Slat 1871, his 
funeral sermon was jtreached by brother 
James ./I. Sell to those who bad 'assembled 
to hear the word preached, at the church 
at Duncansville, Pa. lie read the 14ih 
chapter ot Job. Text, Job 14 : 1-1. "If a 
man die sliall he live aj^ain *" We trust 
that while his body lies moulderinij in the 
tomb, that his spirit dwells above, in the 
abode of the ble&t, to slug hallelujahs with 
those who have gone before. Wo trust, from 
hid lust words, that his friends need not soi 
row as those M'ho have uo hope. Peace to 
his ashes. E: K. S. 

LEINAUD— Tn Black Uiver Church Medi- 
na Co., Ohio, Nov. tith 1871, sister Ki,i/- 
AUETH Lkinakd, a^enotknown but sup 
posed to be al)out 100 years old. Fun<>- 
ral services by the brethren Jos. Ritti'n- 
house and S. Garber from Gen. 13 : 19. 

BOLLINGEB— Also same place Dec. 17th, 
1S71, Sesan BnLi.iNOTcn, daughter of Bro. 
Gideon and sister Lydia Bollinger, a.ijcd 
13 year, 10 months and 4 days. Dit^eiisr, 
inflamation ol the bowels. Funeral services 
by the brethren Kittenhouse and Garver 
from Job 14: 1, 2. 

BITTENIIOUSE.— In same place Dfccm- 
ber 18lh 1871, Emma JA^R Hittkniioos]-:. 
daiijihter of Jacob and sister Sarah Bilten- 
housp. aged 4 months and 18 days. Fun- 
eral services by brotluen S. Ga'rvcr and 

Gideon Bollinger, from Luke 8 : ."jS. 

ToniAS lIoovEit. 
Visitor and C'lmpanhn^ please copy. 

MILLER. — In Logan brancii. Logim (To.. 
Ohio, ou the 7th of October 1871, Andrew, 
infant son of friend Samuel ane Elizabeth 
SIiLLEK, aged 1 year, 1 month and l"i 
days. Funeral sermon preaciied by breth 
reu J. L. Frant/, and M, Snowbergev, from 
Matthew 18: 3. 

KAYLEIl. — In Washington township, Lo- 
gan coimty, on the 21st day of November 
1871, infant daughter of Oliver Kayler 
and wife. His wife died only a few 
weeks previous to the death of [he child. 
Funeral sermon preached by J. L. Franlz, 
from Luke 18 : 16. 

PICKERING.--Tn the Logan branch, Lo. 
gan county, Ohio, on the 30th day of No- 
vember 1871, our friend Isaac "PiCKiin 
lN(t, aged about 38 years. He leaves a 
kind companion, a sister in the Chnreli, 
and lour stcall children to mourn their 
loss. Funeral sermon ]ireached by breth - 
run J. N, Kaullinan, J. L. Fraiitz an I 
M. Swongcr, from ilalt. 24: 44. 

IlERsnBEUGEn.— Near Port Jeffi ran, Shel- 
by county, Ohio, on the 23rd day of No 
veniber 1871, our beloved brother Joni" 
llcrshberger, aged 71 years, 1 month aid 
8 day a. 

lie was was a deacon in the Church for 
many years. He leaves a kind compan 

book you wish contjiins 1G3 pages, 
and is a very good one of its class, 

^ ) Fiaulz. B. ICeveer and Peter Strouhl)-!. 
'» ( from 3 Tim- 4 : G, 7, a, to a large concoiir: 
of people. 



TODER— On the 28th of December 1871, 
in Union townshiii, Logan county, Ohio, 
0I.01-II Bell, (laushter of friend Rudy 
.ind Elir.abrCli Yodek, iiRCd 5 years and 
28 days. Disease diplitlieria. Funeral 
nrrmoni prcaciied by Kid. David Murry, 
.if Montgomery county, Oliio, beln:; with 
UK al the time, and .1. L. Frantz and .Tohn 
Kinir, Dunisler of the Omisli Cliureh. 
J, L. FuA^TZ. 


Dctir Pilgrim : — The invitations 
tor prrachini; ate still raulliplying, 
«itlnmttlie power to comply. A few 
months ago tliere came a women with 
a sick husband to Dr.' Solomon (a 
brother) near .Vlinena, this county, 
(Vauburcn). The Dr. examining him 
toltl the man he could not live here 
much longer, andilsked l\inl whellier 
he ivds [irepared to die. lie replied 
in the ni'galive, so the Dr. preached 
unto him and liis wife Jesus. This 
proved acceptable, for says he, " This 
is tlic doctrine (hat I believe in, but 
isjuld lind no people that practice the 
same, and if the people that you be- 
long to carry ont what yoy have said, 
I waut to be ba[)tized." We were 
informed of this, and went and bap^ 
lized the man, and his wife and her 
old pareuls. A very large. audience 
looked on with solemcity, many nev- 
er heard such doctrine, nor seen sueh 
bapti.-ni. This new religion was 
talked about wlierever people met. 
Some liooted at it, but others advo- 
cated it and especially wdien it came 
to the ears of sueh from I'a., and 
(Ihio, who were somewhat acquainted 
with the C'lmrcli. They would de- 
scribe the people called Duukers, as 
the in the world: hence the 
desire for preaching, but what can 
one or tv/o brethren do that have to 
labor and toil for a living and keep 
up a good name? We have however 
agreed to gn by the 1st of January 
about 30 miles from here, South of 
Kalamazoo, and spend a week in one 
jilaoo. That is generally the request 
to preach the whole of our faith and 
))ractice before dismissing the sub- 

.\notlier call is made 4 miles East 
of Kalamazoo. The cireumstan<!e that 
brought forth the reipiest is this : A 
young women learned of this doc- 
trine, whose father stood in au official 
capacity in the city of Kalamazoo, 
in one of the pi'pular ChuVches, but 
but declared that they did not carry 
out the doctrine of the Gospel, and 
CHpccially baptism, being convinced 
that it shoid<l be by Trine Immer- 
sion, withdrew himself, and so died, 
not knowing that there was a people 
iu the world with whom he could 
unlle. Tins daughter when finding 
sueh people, anti so close at hand, 
(about 20 miles) i'elt grieved to tears. 
Huch cases I could multiply in my 
acquaintance, which causes me to 
grieve over it, and to call on the Lord 
of the harvest to send laborers into 
the field, since we have been defeated 
again and again 1 y calling on men. 
I .sliould have uu'iitioned, that sick 
brother was very anxious to live in 
the eommunily of this new found 
people, and went South in the hope 
that the climate would liclp him, and 
so it did relieve him of the burden of 
this life. He wasted away gradually, 
and fell .asleej) in peace t.) wake at 
the sound of Gabriel's (rump. His 
sorrowing wife and little ones came 
back, by the kindness of the people 

s\*k«rc her husband died, who had 

done all the kindness to them while 
Tie' lived that tliey couhl, anil had 
\\\rA buried decently and in Chris- 
tmn order, and tlien bought her a 
through ticket to her home. Though 
I canaot tell the names o! these peo- 
p1'c,''Slvd even forget the town and 
pl!R*t)f their residence, yet sueh acts 
of charity are not forgotten by Him 
who will say " \\'hatsoever you have 
ilone'tothe least of my brethren, you 
ha\*e done it unto me." 

F. I'. LoEHK. 
Blooiningdale, Mith. 


Jammry 4th, 72. j 
Dear Brethren of the IVyritii : — 
- Our series of meetings arc over, 
and we could sing with truth, "How 
loth I've been to leave the ]ilace, 
where Je.sus shows His smiling face." 
We had not only apprised you, but 
also invited you to attend our then 
contemplateil meeting at Baker's 
itteeting-house. Bros. Joseph Sherfy 
and D. Longenecker attended, and 
labored for us. Bro. Slierfy com- 
menced on the ISlh of Nov. and 
left on the morning of the 27th. — 
Brother Longenecker came on the 
20th, and left on the morning of 
the 28th. Grabill Myers c;wne on 
the 27th and liad three meetings in 
Mcchanicsburg. On the whole we 
had a season of refreshing and good 
meetings, ami hope impressions wore 
made that will not soon be forgotten. 
We had agreed in council several 
months before the first meeting com- 
menced, that we would have another 
in December at Mohler's M. H. So 
we .hail one meeting in town on the 
ove. of the 22nd, next eve. com- 
menced at Mohler's. The brethren 
we had ctpecled to labor at this time 
were J. D. Trestle, and (i. W. 
Brumbaugh. The latterhaving failed 
to come, Bro. Trestle was all the 
stranger we had to preach for us 
during this last meeting. He preached 
si.xteeu times, from the 22nd to the 
close of the Jilst, — left for home ou 
New Year's morning. 

Oh ! what a blessed time, to sit 
under the droppings of God's rich 
sanctuary so oft, and to see so plaiidy 
that it is no vain thing to serve the 
Lord. Well a few have been made 
willing to say, " I want to go with 
you," with others we hope th.e door 
will open soon, and they too will say 
"I will." In short I think we have 
already realized a little of the truth 
of Jesus words where He says that 
" Both ho that .soweth and he that 
reapeth shall rejoice together." Much 
is said bv some who profiiss to be 
preachers, about not muzzling the 
mouth of the ox that trcadi'th out 
the corn Ac. But I can confidently 
say that those dear brethren who la- 
bored and tread out the corn for us, 
that they have noton'y fed tho Hock 
with us, and gave each his mat in 
line .season, but they have shared 
with us and taken large supplies with 
them that they can many days. 
Mav those seasons be long remem- 
bered with us and them, .\mini. 

iUoSES iMii.Lnn. 

Dear J'ihjrim : — For the satisfac- 
tion of yunr readers, I inform you 
that I was to see my dear uncle Ad- 

am Hollinger, and it was his request 
that 1 slundd make a statement of 
his condilion. I was to see him on 
the 22u<! of Dec., and found him in 
much pain. His sufferings are very 
great. The tumor is doing pretty 
well, but has a bad cough and is 
quite bed sore. His sufl'erings are 
so great that he sometimes does not 
sleep any for two or three nights. In 
his ailliction he gets very lonely, 
and is glad to have brethren and 
friends come and sec him. He still 
solicits the jn-aycrs of those who are 
interested in his welfare, and sends 
his love to all who kimw him. 

Dear reader, if you are not a pil- 
grim to that better world ou high, 
delay not. Renunnber the many war- 
nings you have received, and per- 
haps some of ihem from nty dear 
afllicted uncle who is now prostrated 
on ills bed of ailliction. You may 
hear his voice no more until you 
meet at the jmlgcmcnt bar of God. 
Dear uncle, be encouraged, aiul 
remember there is a balm in (jilead 
that will certainly heal. If this 
body must soon dissolve, you have 
the promise of a more glorioiis body 
eternal in the Heavens, where we 
all can soon strike glad hands, where 
parting shall be known no more. 


Dickenson, I'o. 

Bro. Adam and family has our 
sympathies antI not ours alone but of 
all the saints, and our prayer is that 
the Lord may sustain him io his day 
of trouble. Ad ipt the language of 
oue of old, "Though the Lord slay 
me' yet will I ))ut m/ trust in him," 
and remember that it halh been said, 
" Whom tho Lord loveth he ofaosten- 
oth, and recognizeth every son whom 
he receivcth. 

Sister M. A. G. EeUer lays: Al- 
though we arc slow acknowledging 
an n[)proval, we are not tired of your 
visits, nor weary of (he weekly inter- 
views we have had together. And 
as the name of one subscriber will 
teacdi you to renuunbcr that there is 
such a place as Walnut Bottom, and 
will also serve to remind us that the 
I'li.cHtiNf still exists, you will please 
continue the same. 

Yc.T we have learned to thiuk of 
Walnut Bottom, as a place where 
kindred spirits dwell. May we not 
hope that that spirit in its isolated 
condition^ will be prompted to iiulite 
some of its .spiritual musings for the 
comfort ami consolation of many 
bruised and weeping heart.s that are 
longing for the crumbs that iiiU from 
the Uible of the saints. 


to it at once, a.s I think the PiLaBOC 
should be a wclcomo visitor to every 
Christian family. D. G. LiNT. 
Somerset, Pa. 

This informs mv lirethrto and 
friends who have their names on my 
list fir rii.ciiMM ol 1871 and have 
not yet paid, I have moved toSoai- 
ersel, and tlierefiire cannot attend to 
i(. All thnie that are in arrtare will 
please send it lo the piiMisliers, in- 
stead ofseniliig it to me. I know 
of some who have paid, and of others 
who have not. Those should attend 


Joflcpli Hoover, 


Jijcob Moliler, 


II. J. Sliclleiiberger, 


Jiinies \i. Lane, 


Barbara Beshoro, 


15. K. Moomaw, 


J. H. Uei.logie, 


AtuU-ew ynowberger, 


John Rriinllr, 


\Vm. Paiiebakcr, 


\\. RcniiRr, 


.lobn Sbank, 


D. K. Good, 


Muiy Spanngic, 


S. M. Smith, 


Jonatlian M. A'lcor.i, 


I). M. Foylcsoiuer, 


.lames L. Scavp, 


Dr. 1). P. Fabr.iev. 


KUa Williams, ' 


.lolm Vlautz, 


ICt't'lin Lt'onanl, 


Samni;! Burgft, 


M. M. Custer, 


Anna Boyor, 


IV'ter 11. Lehman, 


Harrison Speck, 


A. II. Kaullinan, 


Mrs. Lydia Suaveiy, 


David Stayer, 


Amanda J. Zimmmcrniau, 


Kmauncl Hoover, 


David Buckingham, 


Jonas Lccdy, 


I'etcr Beuiilel, 


.J.icdb (''riedly, 


11. lieelrnan. 


IMiilip IJoylf, 


8. M. Muinmcrt, 


Wm. H. Franklin, 


Manila Ilutton, 


Fre<i. \V. Kolilor, 


John Montgomery, 


J. Newcomer, 


F. \\. Stoner, 


John W. Gish, 


Josfph Mohler, 


S. Bullinger, 


Jacob C. Grossiiicklc, 


J. S. Snider, 


Louisa Sappington, 


John \\\ Zi^'lor, 


Chatham Centre, 


John S. Newcomer, 


Abraham Showalter, 


IJ. IJrumbangh, 


M. A. G. Fcker, 


D. Ileekman, 


David M. Foglesomer, 


Andrew Bcchtel, 


Annie S. Miller, 


J. II. Ulriclc, 


J. L. Frantz, 


Isaac JJnimbaiigh, 


Leonard Furrv, 


John U. Floh'r, 


Samuel liyman, 


F. LJ. Shavej-, 


George Harnliart, 


Jacob Zigler, 


Peter Pibnt/, 


J. M. Weli-s 


M. i:^innla ICiilircr, 


Hoses Miller, 


George H. Svreigarl, 


Geo. Brundiaugn, for Ilawu 



Wm. Malory, 


hicob Garhcr, 


Wm. D;imcr, 

12 50 

-J f^ LaLJa^>'"-jy. i ■ ^jg^T ^ 




fiiiis. — A Haptist iia|wr ltn« tlic fol- 
lo^ving iroiu :i corrcsnondvut : " With 
i'jwcxceplionH, the Baptist Churches 
ifj A lahaina arc in a Jifclcws, or at leant 
thrirtIo5-s cdiKlition. Home revivals 
there have been diirinj^ the year, bot 
small is l!ie number uC working con- 
vortf* receive<i,— and of what service 
are dead chiidreu addc<] to the fam- 
jlv? Few jiaatom arc snpjMjrted. 
A'^aluuble luiniBtcTK have left tlic8tate, 
and are yet leaving. Little moncj 
in Iwinj; coileetcd ibr lite raiiae of 
inisftionii. The poor Btudcntfl for Ihc 
jniniHtry nt Howard College, or who 
Hhould go there, cannot bohupportcd. 
The IJaptiht (Jonvenlion ^ifthc State 
leeenllv met nt Montgoroory, but it 
did lillle more than Mpeerhifr and 
ri'Holvr. Not five hundred dollars 
in e:iNh, om I ti.inlv, eould be raiecd 
Ibr tlic moftt pressing objcctfl." 

The Baptists of Novia Hnotia, New 
KrnnHwiek and IVince Kdward Is- 
land, KtiHlain thirty native pnuichcrH 
and two Hiblc women, who labor 
among the Burmese, Karens and 
8hanb. 'I'hcy nosv propose (o send 
two miB^ionaricH to a oew field in 

Tiir, Anti-Bihu: War Rknkwed. 
— The war npon the IJible in the 
Scliool at Hunter's Point, ha» been 
renewed, and now the e.onOict is be- 
tween the TruitecH who reprewcnt the 
Koman Catholic, and the Conimis- 
tioucrs who represent the people. 
The Trustees claim authority over 
tho building, and thrfaten to close it 
if the reading of the Bible is contin- 
ued. They liavu forbidden the reading 
of the iJi'blc. The Hoard of Com- 
niissionem deny the right of the 
Truwtces lo inttrfero in any way 
citlitr with tlic scliool diHciplino or 
property. They say that the charter 
especially provide for tho (hi ties of 
hotli Boardu, and that tho dnticfl of 
the Trustcca arc limited to the finan- 
cial mattci'rt of the district The 
Commisbioners have notified the 
l*rinei(ml to take no notice of the 
Tru»teo', aiul lo continue tl e reading 
of the Bible as nsnul. The document 
has bt-en pasM-d over to (^orporation- 
At opuey Slovens, and in all i)rob- 
ability iietion will be oommenocKi 
n^ft'iiht liic Truslrch for interfering in 
tlu'duli'hof the »ehool^t. The Ro- 
man Colholie jjojiiilalion are verir' 
bitter agaiuKl Mr. Sieberg the Prin- 
oljial. 'J'lie exereives in the scliotd 
atx' husiKMulctl uutil after the holy- 
day s, when it is apprehended the 
Kumun Catholitt* will re-npen ln>»- 
ti lilies. 

Hi:avy snows in tub \Vi»t. — 

'IMure lias been unusually heavy 
lalisofsnow on the line of the l*a- 
c;iric iiailroad and in other parts of 
SVcKt. A dispateli from Omaha of 
the 'J5lh says : 

Uawlins Station ri^ports that no 
trains have pa!»sej\ either way sinee 
the 2lst, and no prwiKiot of any psu-w- 
ing for two or thnv days. Ijirainic 
SiHliou ii-ports lliree trains lying 
ihere lor the \Vew'. A despatch 
from l>ubn(jueof tliesime dale Miys : 
'I'he reeent snowtilorm \mi.h very se- 
xerein Norlhern Iowa, blorking all 
the r\>ads. With one e.xivjuion, there 
Imvu bcou uo Iniiu* JVoiii tlic Wesl 

j into Diibiiqnc flineo Ynday laat, ud- 
I ti! this evening. The -naw is 

I cffiT'lually blocking the roads, and 
{ breaking tlie telegraph wires in every 
' dire<rti(»M.. The snow is reported ai 
ten feet deep on a level in Utile 
, Cotton-wood mining district, tJtah, 
i and it was still snowing. Freighting 
I ore from the mines is nearly suepcD* 
i ded. The Sun had not been seen for 
I a week. 

I Qai>ps IX THE We3T. — A heavy 
i gale of wind frasaed over the Western 
; Stafea on Saturday last. At Toledo, 
Ohio, the telegraph lines were pros- 
I trated and damage was done to roofs. 
I The spire of the Finit Baptist Church 
1 was blown down, failing upon and 
i partially crushing an adjoining dwelN 
; ing. At Springfield, His., it blew 
down an immense skating rink and 
the new rolling-mills of the Spring- 
field Iron Company, and entirely de- 
stroyed the ronnd-ronse of the Gil- 
ma:!, Clinton and Springfield Rail- 
road, besides tearing ofl" several roofs, 
toppling over chimneys, levelling 
fences, <t'c. The loss cannot be less 
than Son. 000. In Indianapolis, a 
portion of the roof of St. John's Ca 
thedral was crnshcd by the tailing of 
the upper part of one of the front 
towers. At lyafayette, Ind., a large 
number of the buildings wore unroof- 
ed, including the Second Natioaal 
Bank building, Post-office and tele- 
graph building*. Several persons 
wore injnred. 


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VOL. 3 


NO 3 


leesfTcrm — the Oml jrivcn s])irit, will { ;\u<I unfijlded thai firavc, the only 
nut i-eat satisfipd with Aitsis,— "Au- I one in the wide wurld, in its glorious 
1 icmemhrr when ((ultc :i .-liild, , S<^1'' I'""'''!'' alon" will satisfy its | light. To thiMO weeping onfs had 
ii tin- fur away that swms, .ittcndingl "'"'''''"6" ^ no [loi^on however [;ihlod ■ not leen given the lilesscd word.s " I 
ihe fnneral of a relative. It was my ^ "■'" ""' '■"" ''"''' ilsi'i'l>i"iiiK» for the ; -an the resurrection and the life." 
first experience of drntli and (he j "g"' """^ '''"■•'o™ "f t'"' "Pl«'" "kiei. .\iid shall wego, a.H did Mary, of 
»rave, and my poiil shrank hack on j ^" matter liow low and debased a ; old to weep over that other grave 
itself, when 1 saw that still pulseless I ■""" teeomes, there are times when j where they laid onr Lord anil Mas- 
form and iey brow. And when we ''""<""' awking from itfl lethargy j ter? No, Oh I Nol He is not there, 
all Rtoorl around the grave my fatheV ; "'S''" f"'' ''" '"st estate,— its Eden of i He is risen and become the first 

took my hand, and leading me for- ! '"^■'' ""'1 l'"''''.^'- ' fruits .if thcru that slept. Around j cause the DOOR is ^luit. AVc well 

ward bade me look into It. It was j ^"P" '"•■'>' l^'' ''""f^l, "I't happinws ; that lonely U.mb cluster our hai-jilest I remember the limu ourselves, bi^-th- 
ihc first lime I had to cmtemplate 1 » strang.r to our liresides, yet liglit i thoughts, for the night is past, morn- : n-n and ■;i..ters, when our gates were 
the end of all things earthly, and '"'" ™"'"''''y l'™'"''"'' ''""''>''l<»™». j '"g 'l»w"S and Christ our life has i all eh.sed, the car gates el.Tsixl up. s,. 
even now a chill of horror runs !"'"'""'' ''"'"^ "i"' '""'""<'" "'" '="'>"' | ''PI«'"'«1 n" rI"'!""' with the stamp j that wo wcredcaf to the voice of (iisl, 
through my frame as the memory of '° "^ "" glorious to liehold. No j of immortality on His brow 1 And I the eye gates closed so that we eouM 

spoken, and calh^d unio the carld 
from the rising of the sun until the 
going down thereof. He rails by va~ 
rious mcans,and with dilfcreni voice." : 
by His spirit. His word, and manv 
ways to stop ihc sinner, but it is, as 
it was wlieu the Jtcdeeraer was on 
earth, "Eyes they liave and see not, 
ears and hear nol, hearts and under- 
slBud nol." And why'/ Simply bc- 

tbat awful moment com»^ over me, 
and I see again the deep dark gloomy 

matter how gloomy our pathway in 
liit! may be, tliero is always the 

al>o<1c, in which my lovely friend i P"™'"'". " I^"' I "'« w'll' >'«" "Iwy 

Tias soou to be lost to me forever. I i =^'''" '<> 'lie end of the world." j 

hear again the voice of the man of j If. <l<;«f "coder, yoa have ever; 

taking up the angel chorus, we sh(tut I scarcely see anvih 

' Gloiy to God on High." 

Lauiia H. litl.I.EIi. 
Kasioii, W. Va. 

ing, the moiith 

t^fxl saying ;" Man that is born of 
'iroman is of few days and full of 
f rouble, he cometh ibrtli as the fiow- 

known what it is to' make graves in j ' For Ihe niffrim. 

your heart, and weep imavailing ! A REPLY TO BROTHEK D, F. GOOD'S 
tearaovcr the perfidy of friends — if; 

ITS and is cut down ; he fleeth also J""" 'lave known what it is to have 
I a shadow an<l coiitinueth not." i 'I'ose you have loved and trusted j 

'Bctioltl, 1 iitAnitat llkP.(laor,fiO(lknook.' 

gate closed .so that wo could scarc<-ly 
tjilk about religion, jes, appareut'v 
tongue tied, but when we become 
willing, Oh what a change! Why tin; 
brelluicii uow j)rcacli difllicnt. \\liy 
I have never luard such things be-" 
fore; and why ? Simply because tl>e 
ear gatci; were open. 'We also see dif- 
lerent, and coiilil say, "I sec men as 

Urother Good asks, ''whal door is 
As a child 1 saw onlv the damp i '"'*™y >''""""' '*""" y'b—'lw'i >"" | referred to." I understand the door j trws walking." The Bible seemed 
earth, the solemn procession and ! "^^^ "'"'''•^'""'' ^ *""'''» '°'">v« '''<= | to be man's will. "H ye be willing lo be a new book, "and" we liav 
weeping friends, now as one older, 1 I '"'"'■ "" "P'" sepulchre, full of dead laud obcdicjt, ye shall eat the good of 

I' ok beyond the things that made 
oeatli terrible, and the grave dismal, 

■seethe glory of the Celestial City, 

memories, hopes and friendships; and 
over th ese graves roll tlie stone and 

lothc rift in the cloud through which set the seal, for to I hem there is no 

the land." Isa. 1:19. The Script 
iires throughout teach us, that mau 
must become willing to submit His 

light springing up in darkness, no will, lo the will of God. And, al 
:ud the white robed angels waiting <'■"''"''''''"''''"- "i'li hope, and no res- , though many may seem to be the 
i> welcome, the disembodicii spirit!""''^''''""'""'"" ''"'''' "''li g'"'' f''"- ; hindrances to salvation, yet none so 

home to fairer scenes on in'gh. The 
Hi'ave is not the end of life, of hope, 
ol peace and happiness, but the gate 
II rown open wide, through which 
iriorta'ify piusses to immortality — 
ilirough which corruption puts on 

seen strange things to-day, our mouth 
gate has also opened, and in short, 
"every ones bonds ivcro loosed," and 
"and a new song put in our mouth," 
&c. All this because we have be- 
come willing. To liie Jews the Siiv. 
r said. ".Vnd ye will not come to 

ition. Over their portals is written | great as fcJAu-'iV;. On the part of God , me, that ye might have life." John 

•' SiUntio, SiUntio." What bitter | all is prepared. God desires the sin- 1 5 : •Id. Their door » as shut. In 

mockery is life when we turn from I „p,.., salvalion. For this Christ died ; I couc'.usiou I will say, as long as we 

the grave of buric'l love to an un- i (u this end He rose again. .For this j have a perfect will lo do God's will 

sympathetic work-a-day world,— j the Gospel is preached, for this pur- 1 in all Ihings, our door will be open, 

God alone can comforl them— His pose the Holy .S|urit -'reproves the ' and this being the case, Go<l luis 

uicorrnptiou, and in which death is ' everlasting arms arc around, and all | world," and what a wise plan G'od ! placed b.'lorc us an "oikii HOOK,' 

"■Aalloweil up in victory lln(ui''h our I i^ "''''^* has adopted for our salvation, well ' which no man can shut. ^lay Gut! 

J •'•rd Jesus Christ. In ages long gone bv, the earth on could I'aul say, "Who of God is made grant thi>, lijr he is able to work in 

Wretched indeed would be our lot i some sunny hillside slope, just be- unto us wisdom, righteousness, and us both lo will and to do his good 

■"•.■re earth the all of life, and ihej.vond Eden's walls, was oiioncd to i sanctification, and redemplion,'' Ist ple.i^urc. Mosiis MiLr.i;!!. 

giivc the end of existence, but— i receive the first offering in the sin of I Cor. 1: 30. Hut this wisdom many 

■■urc is renl, liMs enrnwi. .transgression, and .is ilic vail from will not receive. God's wi.silom is 

And the grave ia uot lis gnal, those twin hearts went up lo Heaven represented as, "fshc crieth at the 

Diisitliuu art. todi].»t rciiirnctlj over the grave of the first victim, ; gates, at the entry of tht-'city, at the 

melliinks the sons of (fod must have ' coming in at the door : Unto you, O 

veiled their faces and wejit in sym- j men, I call ! and my voiec is to the \ 

patf'i. It was cold aud desolate then, sons of man. Prov. 8: ."!, 4. "The i 

Was not epokon of the soul," 

Could we believe in annihilation, 

'lat our lives might be given up to 

l'".i3ure and thiuga of sense, wc 

'li'I be uidir.ppy, fir llic rcsl- 

Mtrhnnicshurq, /''. 

A wise sou hcartth his father's In-* 
\ SI ruction : but a ^tiorncr heareth not 

A mau shall cat good by the frn't 
for 'nu'"niy from the resurrection ' Spirit aa<l the bride say come." Tho ! "f/"'-' mouth : but the soul of the 
morn iiad shot oilman the gloom, I uiigiily God, even ihe l.urd lath ! IransgresSfliS ..'■7i'''i' to' viobucc. 


']■ H K W E E K L Y P I L G K I JI. 

far tJu PUgrim. 

"Hownlinll wo i-.'xnpcif wn neglect »o 
grcit « Mlvotiou." Ilcb. 3 : 2. 

Salvation in a prcstTvatioii fmm lie- 
<lructioii, or eternal dcalli. Wc pro- 
pose to treat it iinder two heads, 
ir-ojponil anil »|>irilual. Hy a tem- 
),iiial nalvalion we want it understooil 
ihat there is danger jiending, and 
means niuht be iiseil to avert 
ihal dan(;iT. Wc all Imow what it 
i, to be in dan;;ei-. When we see it 
wc are very lihely to get out of harm's 
way. In llic lirst plaee, we must be 
made sensible there is danper. This 
may be in vari<uis ways ; fust by be- 
liohliiiK it with our natural eye, or j 
l-y hcnriug il frmn a friend in whiuu 
we have (^oufideucc to believe will 
not mislead us. ; 

Eor insljineo, if wc saw a tree 
about to fill where we wero seated, ; 
\sc would niaUc an ellbrt to get (uit 
i.f the way ; or if we were ata certain 
[loinl, and a friend would call to n«, 
" gel out o( ihc way ihat Iree is lidl- 
iu^',"' it we had couiidcnce in the friei d 
we would tahe heed to the wnrniug, 
:uul by HO doing we would avert the 
danger of being killed. Now whal 
would be Ihc result if wc look not 
warning, afler the kind friend had 
Il nl a helping hand by ealliug while 
lie could not get to us in tintc to 
ilrag us away. 

Heb. 11:7. says, "Hy faith No- 
ah, being warned of God of things 
not seen as yet, moved with fear, 
prei)ared an ark to the saving of his 
house; by the which he contlenined 
the world, and beranio heirs of rights 
t'ousness w'hich is by faith.'* 3'^uith 
tlieu is the leading principle to all 
action, and without faith it is impose 
siblc to ])leasc God. Hut faith with- 
out works is dead, being alone, we 
see in the ehaplev above named, what 
wonders those ancient worthies 
wrotight by faith and works. TIicm: 
all died in faith i;ot having receiv' 

st(ad, be ye rc((nifih<l to Cod.' 

An cnibassailor is a puMit; minis, 
ter of the fii-st rank which l*aui was 

he showed them the:r unrecfnicii- 
(d condition, and tho.scwhohad faith 

beggar, and even to the beasU of bur- 1 rorae, and who ever lias faith in the Again he says "wc arc embassadors 
den. All animated nature wa.'i re- ' liible will say, Sodom and Gomorrah for Christ, as Ihongh God did beseech 
quired to put on the habiliments of, was burned witli a fearful deslruc- you by us ; we pray yini in Christ's 
mourning, so that if possible, tempo- I lion— nothing left to mark the spoil 
ral salvation might be brought to to a certainty. How shall wc esi-.ipe ^ 
them. God looking down from his ' if we neglect so great salvation ?- 

holy h.ibilalion saw that they desired I Many more circumslances might be . and in his able ,icldre.=ses to the pco 
mercv, and granted their request by 1 brought up to show that we will not |)l 
sparing their city. Oh! the abun- escape if wc neglect to hear, even u j 
daut mercy of God visibly set forth t temporal salvation, but our article in him were benefitted. l*aul's sue- 
to erring mortals, it will apply even : would get too lengthy. AVe will see j ccswrs are still cng.nged in the same 
now to you, poor sinner. 

The news of Sodom and Gomorrah, 
when it rcachtd the portals of Heav- 
en, caused Almigh'y God to send 
mcssengcis which came along and 
paid a short visit toonr Father Abra- 1 
i.nm. who ihouKl.t it no burden io\i^^<-y<'-i^^^osyayo(e^i:^^^,rorhc,ny>, 

kill u fitUed cu'.f, antl cause a littie 

v\hat benefits arc adbnlctl to us lodli'- 
ingat it from a ppiritnal fitaiul-point, 
Paul when having ccca«ion to give 
ns his nmlerstaiullng about the text, 
no (lonbt loirkcd at it with careful- 
ness, and came to the conclusion that 

wutcr to he brought, and wash tlioir 
r«;et, and set meat before them, and 
enlcrtaiu them as long as pra'rliua- 
b!e. Hut wlien he heard his visitors 
were goin*; to Sodom to investigate 
the iniquity of the city, he had fear- 
ful forcbodingjt. First because he 
had a brother there, and second, for 
fear the city would be doomed. He 
now began to interrogate h\b agree- 
able company by sjiying, "Oh ! will 
you spare the city if there be fifty 
rigiitpous foynd there?" His sol- 
emn ajiptals, no doubt, were very af-* 
fecting, which caused God to rernqm- 
ber his mercy toward tiiu human 
family, and gave an affirmative an- 
swer, saying, "your request is grant-^ 
ed." This caused Abraham to renew 
his request by diminishing the prob- 
able number of righteous, and cou'^ 
tinned his requests until he reduced 
them to the n imber of ten, and that 
request was granted. "Again I say." 
Oh ! the mercy and long suilering of 
God, in sparing that great city tilled 
with deliauchery and wickedness, for 
the sake of ten righteous persons. — 
With this understanding they left 
Abraham and journeyed toward tlie 
dtstincd place; then entercfl into tlie 

in the verse above "for if the word 
spoken by angels was steadfast, anil 
every tiausgression aiid disobedience 
received a just recompense of reward, 
how shall we escape?" There is no 
way of escape, the law of God is 
unalterable, and will stand both for 
time and eternity. The Savior says, 
"the words whicii I have spoken they 
shall judge you in the last days." — 
Siu came into the worKl, and death 
by sin, so death passed upon all men 
for all have sinned, and because of 
sin, he was driven out of (he garden 
and away from God, and eternal de^ 
st ruction awaited him, and would 
have engulfed him hp.d not Jesus 
Christ volunteered to redeem him. — 
Then the means of salvation was 
brought by Jesus Christ, who was 
mediator between God and man, so 
that man might be reeunciled into 
favor and fellowship with God again. 
Should we not have mucli respect for 
hini, seting he has opened up a new 
a living way for us to enjoy the ben- 
efits of salvation, and brought to 
light things hidden from the founda- 
tion of the world. Joini wept much 
because there were none iu Hciivec 
or in earth that was able to open the 
liook or loose the Seals. But the 

occupation, and they that have fiiith 
are still receiving the benefits of eter- 
nal salvaMon, as well as those who 
lieard Paul preacli, and those wlio do 
not have faith, {that is n prictical 
faith,) will not receive any benefit 
from the labors which the embassa- 
dors performed in Chrisl's stead at 
the present day. JSut we rejoice to 
know that our labor is not all in 
vain, for we see there are slill some 
^vho take heed to the things they 
hear, and do not let (hem slip, yet we 
ai^ain feel sorry that many, yea, verv 
many, do neglect to liear, therefore 
accoeJinir to the language of the 
Apostle "how shall we escape." 

Now kind reader we would say to 
you in conclusion of this article, 
while God iu lits mercy has madtr it 
possible for us to obtain salvation for 
our never dying souls, let us come tit 
the conclusion the Prodigal did, anil 
arise and go to our father and sav, 1 
have sinned against heaven and in 
thy sight, and am no more worthv 
to be called thy son, make me as one 
of thy hired servants, and show tn 
the world a practical faith of ti e r-* 
liglon ijf Jesus Christ, enter Into tin; 
church militant and live a godly life, 
and you are assured of entering into 
the church triumphant, and what a 
glorious time we will have ! T\w 
poet says, 

"When we've l)cen there ten thnusumlyear^, 

Bright sliininj; as the sun 
We've no less dnys to sing God's praise, 

Than when we first begun." 


;ity ami drew near to the house of' "'igcl consoled him by saying, the 

I'd the promises, but having seen them ] [jot, who seeing them ope led his Lion of the tribe of Judah h:ith pre- 
ufar ofl", were ]Kn-suudod of their truth- ' ihior and kindly received them into , vailed to open the Honk aiid loose the 


r mission was 

iiilness, which caused them to confess | his house. Win 
that they were strangers and pilgrims I set before liiin, we see Lot hastening 
oneaith. When .Jonas was scut to j out to his near friends telling them, 
the Nincvitcs, he went three days o„,. city is going to be destroyed, flee 
jonrm-y into the city and began to | f„r your life! lint they received the 
-ay unto them, "yet forty days and ' news as it were an idle tale. Why ? 
Nincvcli ^liall be destroyed." Teiuv ' 
pond destruction was awaiting them ; 
a tearful doom hung over the city. 
Uut when they heard the man of God 
t 'lling of the impending danger, fear 
fell tipiH) them, having lUith in what pi-ochiinml they i-epented, sitting 
il) saek-cloth and ashes fixim the 
King upt-u the throne down to the 


Seals thereof, and it cost nothing less 
than the shedding of hie blood upon 
Mount Calvary, to clear the way fuv 
us; otherwise eternal destruction 
wouhl liavc been our doom. 

Now the matter has been brought 
so far, that by faith we can se it, 
and an invitaticn is given to enjov 
the lonefit thereof. Will we now 
have eunfulence in him, whoso kind- 
ly has gone to the trouble of opening 
the Book and giving us the invitation, 
or will we not? The Apostle says, 
"Cast not away your confidence^ for 

Because they lacked faith, not even 

having coutidcn-e in their earthly 

parent who vtdunteered to warm them 

of the impending danger. They 

were not as noble as were tiiose of 

Niuevah, and Inmentible to sav, there 

could not the number often be found. 

neither could they be induced tore 

pent, «o the fearful calamity must | it hath great recompense of reward." 

" Rul llie more Uiey aflliclefl Uiem, tlic 
more they multiplied ami crew." — Ex- 1- 

In the prec cding Nos. I tried to 
show and illustrate how that frnn 
the calling of Abraham, Isaac an<l 
Jacob, God did, from obscure ami 
small beginnings, through the patri- 
archs, continue his Church, making 
apparently slow progress at first, am! 
sometimes to pass through intricalL- 
and afflictive di.spen.'sations of III- 
Providence. But this only serves ti) 
establish and increase it the more, un- 
til it became very numerous under 
the cruel oppression of Pharaoh, "But 
tlie more he afllicfcd tlicra the more 
they mnltiplied and grew," in num- 
ber, strengih, and power. The whole 



liistory of their opprcssi.'ii and afflic- j camp he learneil the circumstances 

ti(in, uniler Pharanh, is tyjiicul an<I 
(i.riiralive of tlic Church, op|ire<sii>n 
.,11,1 persecution by Sitan, the spirit- 
ual'.i, anJ his adherents, and 
hence will api)ly in al'ier ages to the 
Church and her enemies. In the 
history of D.ivid and his psrsecuticm, 
v.c have this subject further illustra- 
te.,] : 1 will here first notice his 
„',si'urc liirtli place, liethlchcm, as 
heini, " little among the Ihonsands 
of Judah." It is not cnu nor.ite I 
annul:; t lie otlier cities of J udah. Josh- 
ua, 1 'ill cliaptcr. It was here that 
King David born, nnl is still 
uiore sacred as the birth placi; of the 
Kin-; of Kings, the blessed S.ivior of 
David, was an eni 


Such was the womler w.)rkiii 

raspccting Goliah, and e.vpressed a 
wish to engage with him in contest. 
"And David said to SanI, let >io 
mail's heart fail lirrausc of h\m." Thy 
servant slew both tlie lion and the 
bear. The Lord that delivered me 
out of the jaw of the lion, and out o' 
the jaw of the bear, will deliver nlc 
out of the hand of the PjilUiiuc. And 
Uavi.l to the I'iiilistino. thou 
coraest to me with a sword, and with 
a spear and shield, but I come to thee 
in the name of the Lonl of Host!, 
the God i.f the armies of Israel whom 
thou defiest, for the battle is the 
Lord's." A noble example of faith 
and trust in (iod, and a beautiful 


,vl,om he, David, was an <-"»"'«"• I ,y,,e of the and triumph 

"" ' faith over all spiritual cuemies, as 
I'aul exhorted the Ephesians to put 
on the whole armor of God in their 

period in the history of the Israelites, 
which we now proceed to consider: 
The career of king Sanl was soon to 
end. Ki- (liwbcdienc! c f the divine 
commands liad caused the forfeiture 
of his crown. "I have rejected him 
from reigning over Israel," was the 
declaration of Go.l to the prophet 
Sunuel. "Fill thy horn with oil, 
and g '. I will send thee to Jesse the 
Bethlehemitc, for I have provided me 
a king among his sons." When Sara- 
n.l saw Eliab, he said, "Surely the 
Lord's anointed is before him," but 
the Lord said, "Look not on his conu- 
l.'uance, or the heighth of his stature, 
because I have refused him for the 
Lord seetli not as man seeth, fir man 
1 loketh on the outward appcaranee 
bit the Lord looketh on the heart. 

David being the yovngest son of 
Jcisc, and the last and least in the es- 
lie:ation of his father, brethren, and 
I'm prophet, he appears to bo made 
1 ill". " Ai^ain Jesse made seven of 
h'.< sons to 

spiritual ivarfarc, " For the weapons 
of our warliire are not carnal, but 
mighty through God to the pulling 
down of strongholds. For we wrcs 
tie not against ticsh and blond, but 
against principalities and ]inwers, 
against the rulers of the darkness of 
this worhl ami spiritual wickedness 
in high places."— Eph. G : V>. 13. & 
2ud Cm-. 10. 4. " So David prevailed 
over the Philistine with a sling and 
a stone, &c. And when the Philis- 
tines saw their champion was dead, 
they fled, and the men of Israel and 
Judah arose and shouted and pursued 

Tlic great victory over Goliah and 
the whole army of the Philislines 
had been as a turning point in the 
career of king David. His noble 
soul and heroism like a powerful 
magnetic, attracted to him such like 
noble men as Jonathan, Sjul's son, 
" whose soul was knit with the soul 
of David, and Jonathan loved hini as 
his own soul." A type of the love, 
union, and communion which the 
Christian and the Clinreh has to 
whostieketh el 

Christ, its head, " whostieketh closer 
)ia,ss before Samuel, and \ than a brother," " love 

h.^ said unto Jesse, the Lord hath not i strong as death." " And it came t( 

c'lo-on these. Are here all ihy chil- 
ilreu? And he said there remaineth 
yt the youngest, send and fetch him, 
and when he came the Lord said 
:.. .^ ■, and anoint him, for this is he." 
■, the spirit of the Lord came u] 

p.iss when David was returned from 
the slaughter of the Philistines, that 
the H'omcn came out of all the cities 
of Israel singing, Saul hath slain his 
thousands, and David his lentlunis- 
aiids, and Sanl was very wroth, anil 
the saving disploaseil him, and he 

I. 1 'Uvid from that day forward, but ! said w'hat°can he have more than tl 
f,o spirit of the Lord departed fnnn | kingdom and Sanl .^cd Davnd Iron, 
, . , ' ., . •. , I 1 , I •„, o thatdav lor,vard. ' Then he began to 

Sm:, and an evd spirit troubled hnn. .,„|i^j ;,„^ persecute him, " but the 
:■■! .Samuel, IG: 1-14. From this ,,|,„.j, |,^. ,,l„|j,,^.,l them, the more he 
f-ie ou M'c may safely infer from tl e I nmliiplied ami grew." " And David 

5 behaved himself wisely in all liisway^ 

s •■i-"d narrative, that David and hi 
kin; lom began to increase and gath- 
er sirength, and Sanl and his king- 
11 :..i to decrease an.l get weaker, so 
also did his trials an I afUielions 
i croase, as the opposition and per- 
boeiitiun inrrjased anil raged through 
S.uil. S ion af;e;-, Saul was eugageil 
iu war with the Piiilistiiie<.aiid tli.dr 
ciia riion Goliah said, "I defy the 
a-nies of Israel this day, give me a 
ihat I mav fmlit toijether. When 

and the Lord was ^vitll him, and I'-aiil 
hated liiin,a:d was afraid ol hiin be- 
cause the Lord wa.s with him, but all 
Israel and Jndah loved David." — 
1 Samuel, 18: I-Hi. 

D. Xkui.kv. 


iiv;ki. f.Mii.Miiir. 

.^t. ^ I..C. ..^ ^- — -'So F.imuel eallcil unto tlie Lnnl ; anil 

,ai and all Israel heard those words , ll.c LoriUcnt llmmlcr "ii'l ■-•nn '|'«t f'n 

' luiil all t!io ppop)!' Kroatly Ii-nreil Ilic l-nnl 
mill SQllliiel." I Sam. 12 ; IS. 

t.i.-y were dismayed and greatly 
afr.iij." On David's arrival at tli e 

We infer from the tenor of the 

above language that the hearts of the 
people became so much addicted to 
sin, and they became so self-willed 
that it became necessary for the man 
of God to resort to some supernatural 
power in order to cause tlleiu to re- 
pent of their evil desires and actions. 
The people alluded to iu the above 
desired that a king should reign over 
tUem, but this desire po.ssessed as a 
peculiarity their own aelf-will, and 
was not the will of the holy prophet, 
neither was it tlio will of God ; hence 
inasmuch as the earnest entreaties 
and logical reasonings of the man ol 
God were without avail, it became 
necessary for him to ap[)eal to that 
power wiiich nin. subdue kings and 
demolish kingdoms, and even rivet 
conviction of en or upon the mind by 
miraculous power when more gentle 
means will fail. The prophet appri.s- 
ed the people of the fact that the Lord 
would intervene iu this matter and 
then iu an hnmlile and contrite man- 
ner did ii't only bow the knee in ad- 
oration, but also lifted the heart in 
thaiikfuluess to God and his voice as- 
a'uding, ho imphu'cd the acknowl- 
edged Creator and Protector of all 
things to intercede in behalf of these 
pcople.w hen lo ! the sky became dark 
and gloomy, the fearful peals of thun- 
der began to be heard, and the vivid 
flashes of lightning became so sensi- 
bly visible, that all the people began 
to fear the Lord, and also the holy 
pr9pliet. Thus was this people 
brought to lepentance by miraculnus 
power. Allhongh wc do not believe 
that God will iu this age of the world, 
call the wicked who are determined 
to willingly, plunge headlong into 
I destruction, to repentance by miriicii- 
lous ]-owcr, we believe still that the 
times of miracles is not past. Wc 
' are fully sensible of the fact that 
there a'-e those in the world to-day 
who have been brought to repentance 
I by the miraculous power of God. W e 
arc aware also that men ami women 
have not only been thuscaiised to feel 
their need of, and join the 
church of the living God, but those 
who have long walked with the ilis- 
ciples of the lowly Jesus along the 
path which he has marked out for 
! them, with the blood wiiieli flowed 
from those gaping wounds inflicted 
upon Him by wiekeil hands, and 
have retained some darling sin, as an 
idol, or have been inlluenccd by oth- 
i ers to go partly b-ick an 1 w.iUoiv in 
the mire whetlier they have ever be- 
fore wallowed in the same slongli in- 
' not, have been ciilled to repentance, 
' eith-r by being called to a bed of of- 
flietiou themselves or by this loss or 
alfliclion of some kind friend. .\s 
jesting. idle and vain conversation, 
foolisii talking &•-•., are necessary 
qualifications lo lead men and women 
In endless misery or eternal death, 
shall those of us who engage in such 
thiir's wait to -sec whether the Lord 

will wean us from them by miracn- 
lous power? If we know Ihat these 
things are wrong, as wc surely M-ifl 
if we love the Savior and his 
win-d, we will see no miracles in liiifl 
case, but if we cannot see the wroiiif 
or do not lieeil his word, perhaps v. e 


'' Bui seek ye first the kinj.loai of G»u 
and His rigliteoufln^ss, Ac." 

It is the conviction of every think- 
ing mind that the "Sermon on th» 
mount " of which our te.xt is a part, 
expresses complelcly am! concisely the 
very want of our spiritual nature*. 
If there existed in my mind a doubt 
of the divinily of Jesus Christ, a [ e- 
rjs:il of this sermon would cast re- 
proach upon me for my fcUe,'ticisai. 
"Seek first," wliat a les.son is here 
taught to jiarents. S? bring your 
treasures to the Lord that he may lie 
honored by your sacrifices ; that yon 
may teach your children by your ex- 
ample what their ;//>V duty is to God ; 
thatthey should seek the Lord in their 
youth, ami that you may leach that 
the sinner who has fin-gotten that he 
has a soul that will be either lost or 
saved,tlie existence ofthiiigsofinighticr 
importance than the ac;aiiuulati.)n of 
weahli. The text is very expressive. 
-S'l'i/- implies not only a willingness 
to become a Ciiristian, but a heartfelt 
desire, a scarehing anxiety for (ruth 
and righteousness. This is a work 
which the true christian believer never 
completes. There Is no time when w 
can cease seeking. We need to jirai-- 
1 ice all the means if grace to kir;- 
fires of faith burning. IIow vain 
then that man should expect ti enter 
the Kingdom of Heaven, when In- 
gl ves til is subjeel only a casual though 1 
IIow otten do wc cuter the ahoiles oT 
those who profess the name of Chri-; 
and although we remain day al'ter 
day we lie;ir not the voice of prayer, 
or the words of that holy book called 
the IJible. That sacred volume is tie- 
eonipa-ss which direels us to Hea\-en : 
ami if we neglect it we will eertaiiily the w;iy. 'i'o seek the Lord i.- 
the o/((v vvay to s-iecess iu this lifi-. 
(iir he [n-oiiiisi-s that "all these tliiiiy- 
shali be added unto you." Why can 
we not believe the Lord and aeeein 
his road lo siicceis? Has he ever 
proved niilnie? Has h" ever deceived 
a single soul '/ \\ liy then neglect hi- 
eommands and fillow hiui uiioni w*- 
knuw has ever deceived. VU, that 
the Lord may open our eyes to mir 
[losition, and emible us lo see th" 
danger that is tlirealenlug ns. May 
w-c trust iu him, obey his eoiiiinaiids, 
seek his kin.iiom hoic ami be saveil. 
Ilcriild of Trulh. 


Wic ist der Seel die l.ieb so werlh, 
»''ai: siesieh hh-r vn Gott liekelirl ; 
.\ur iiiH-li eiii Wiiii-eh zii dieserzeit, 
Dii lieber Golt nia:h inieh hereit: 
Die Liebe glaliM, die Liebe ilnllM. 
Sie gielil dem aluleru keiiie Shiiid, 
Siefs allein was mieh erfii-i t 
So leb ieh von liarmlierizigkeil. 

,liisi:f.\ HufFnt. 

THE W E K K L Y P 1 L CJ K I M. 


, the most rcljclliouf and Miibborn sin- Gcd will do this present vcar. Witli " Vou know,' said blic, " tliat 
ncr, revive liis work in Zion to the (his I wish vou all a ha|i|iy >c» long as vou ^efu^c to coiificB Clirift 
ojnvirJon of tkoutonds, .'s mr solemn Year. Amen. 

'I'lic year jntt past was fraught with , I'^J^''- O let us, hretliren and fis- 
I'rnvidenlial irnporlann', more cfpc-i '•"■". examine and ate whether «c 
cially so than any former one to my ''a*"^ """i^ l>rogrc•^■. in our divine life 
recollcclioB. ThernKiiiKel<''ncnl8, (ire; '" tliu jast year, aud if not, let us 
■jiid wafer, have desHiviyiil millions i '■I'""'''/ »!">:'"'■ 
i.C jirojerty. Hlorms and tornadoes rnoUOUTs o.N lilt fl'TUKf. 

litMlMH^ I.-' f)f Tjii; PAST. 

and do Ilia eouiiuanilments, yoil are 
M-rviiij; a hard uin^ter, tiiid the u/rnf i 
of sin ia deulh." 

The y.'uu^ iriiin iinineil wiili n-- 
>j)eet''ul attention, and a» she pauftcl 
anlmdeofseriou.sihoujjliird e i. over- 
spread his manly face; hut, quickly 
iirlinicin this world is .-horl, Ihrowiiig it oif, lie replieil li.-litlv — 
upset Ihe plantings of Ouinipolenee, w„ |,„,.^ „„„ ^,„^,,.^j ,„ another "■''«•• compared with elerui(y-a long ; ■■ Oh, I don't charge any thin- •' h» 
:>iid Karlhtjuakcs overthrew cities I j.^,„r. a new era has commenced, a '"■'' '•'"'"'■■'« eternity. Our j^rand oh- need't pav me olf." 
,r,n,tructed hy man's iuKenuity. Oh ! j „,.„ ,„„g „f ,i,„„ ,,,j,,„, j^.^ „, „„,^. j jeeJ and great work in life, should he -^,0 w'.ges he ^^ a. earnin.. were not 
how many ,hip«re<k^ through which set out afresh lor Heaven and hap,,i- 1 ''"■ ''"' "'W™'^'" "' » f"--' a).proaeh- j .lesirahle ror pleasing toeoiUeinplale ■ 
hnmlreds of living souls were swal- ' ,„,„. We know what i* past, at least ^ '"*=' r"','"^'' ^"""'" ==''"'."■-"■ "f i and he soudit lo hai<hsh from hi« 
lowed up hy a watery grave. The ! ,„„„.,.„,•„- „„, i„,„„,ji„,„j „,.i ,,. ' ""'' '"^ '''" ^•"'""l"-"' "''V' ""<! »e \ „,:„,! „|1 Uioughl, of the dav of .ettle- 
uumerousaeeidentsonrailrnads-thc |,„H,o„dl,u.wh,„ ,>ni „.,.., 1,;. ,.:,.,. I'"""' ■,'.'-' I'""' '"j"')' >"""= "■^' ''xveimeut, thinking, douhlless, that at 

''^'"''"I'* "'« l"-"™l '■'K.Mefulu re lime h5 would cm.sider 

- the l.-,st year we shall live. The time I ,|,e matter of wages, ami dulv count 

llow many, who now bid fair f,T ; niay be shortly ajiproachiug when - e ; n.e cci,t ; but for the i-reaent lie cho.« 

I.EONABD Funr.l 


I)Y CItini.OITK I. .V.\6TEB.-. 

Our time in thi.s 
i:d endlc! 

"PI"- 1 ■ , ■ 
,., , , . , ! ing eteruily 

nefs. We know what 1.4 pa.".!, at least, ! i-,. , ., , 

The' • • ,■ , .,'! mil' lile has vanished awav, and wei nilml dl ilino,rl,u,<r .1 

""; eoiicerniug our immudiate ueir;- i .. I niwui all tuoughlaot tl 

,1 * J ■- b'- know noi how 

'"'" horhood, but what will i>asa this year 
dreadful carnage caui-cd hy Ihc ."mash- ^y^. |4„ow not. 
ing of eai*s — hollies mangled and 

..i,ia.hed beyond rc'gui.lon. "IMie , „ ,^„^, y^^^,^ ^,„j ,,.,,^ ^,.^ ,,^^^ ^,_^^_^_ , „;„ ,,,,^.^, ,„ ,,;,, f,,^^^^,,^,, ^,_ ^|, ^_.^_^,^j , ., ^.^^ ■^^^^_;^^ -^^- ,-■ - -^ 
.nulliplieJ perpelrations ol ■""■'K ; 3, „„,,_,„„,,,,„ „„u|j„,i„„ i„ j,, J us, prepared or unpreparol. Oh,' 
id frequent ...lieides eoinmilled ,n j g^,,^,^, _.^^ ,,,,, ^.^,^_^ .^ 

, and refused lo accept a purchased par- 

, = ........ Perhaps!":''''";','"'''-," ''"'"g'"! ^^'i'l' 'his , den and the rich iuheritauee of eter- 

'■ '^'"■'*"'"' '»"■' """"""' ''>■ ""-• I vour uinvorlhy writer may be one of ! f""'^'"'- ""^". l-^' "■i ««''«, that ! ,„! m, through the Lord Jesus Christ. 

'"" ■ ■' ■" - '1-I- • ' hy the grace of God, wo will live 

nearer to him than we have done here- 
tofore. This world is notour home; 
we were not born to li\e here aUvavs, 
We arc hastening 011 as fast as time 

tiosnel light, is the most regrellcd bv i .1. , „„ t,. , , , ,. ., , 

' , . . . : the nuiiilier. Jjiit what of that — we 

the sober thinking ehrislian eharae- ; 1.,,-,., ,1.,., .., „ii . . i- , 

p' know tiiat we all must die once, and 

Icr. Is it not iTVcdiing In the serious ,,.1,,. „,,;., . 11 ii ■ 

^ why notjusi as well this year a.s at 

some more future lime"? This is no 

r( Heeling mind, that through the In- 
sinnatioDof the evil one,liuuianity wiP 
iluis yield ? ]iut let us guard against 
Iii.idevipcs, and bcconslantly engaged 
in watching and prayer, lest we might 
lie overcome by his nrll"nlnes«. i)is- 
roscj in its various forms, by the hand 
of deatli, has swept away ihousauds. 
:•'-,' ,y.Jirln file fireside gloomy and 
■ fed families, ties ol' matrimony 
■'^ed — fnthurand mother eeparat- 
fi from the fimd embrace of their 
ilcar oflspring ; brolhrr.^ uiid sisters 
]"arted ostinder, shedding glotun and 
Mirrcw over Iheir once happy home. 
Oil wdiat distress! What misery 
r!id feorrow pervade the aching 
hearts, and tills the troubled sonls 
of ^uch who thus arc left behind, 
Mithout any hojie of ever meeling 
their loved oiu.s in a belter land. 
Marvel not, my <lcar reader, when 
;-uoh Eolcmn pnrlinj eeciies cause the 
mourning relaliv<a lo lie baptized 
in grief and tcara. i^Vonn Itrfcilions ! 
if called froai time to eternity out of 
Christ. Uut if prepareil, though pnrN 
ing is grievous, yet will it be niiiigle<i 
with joy in the happy proB|iect of 

mailer of much iinjiorlauce. IJiit here | can move us to our eternal ho 

lic.1 the important and solemn ques- 
tion, am I prepareil lo die? Can 1 
rejoice seeing the d.ay of rcdemplion 
drawing nigh ■' Shall I meet the a| s 
probation of my Judge ? Will my 
labors be accejiled at His coming? 
Have I done my heavenly Father's 
will ? If 60, I am sure of rceeptioit, 
and shall hear the welcome plaudits, 
" Well done, thou faithful servant, 
enter thou into the joys of thy Lord." 
A word to the thoughtless. Think 
not while everything goes well with 
you, that on that account vou arc se- 
cure from death. Heath is frequently 
an une.\pccie(l visitor, srA oflcrt very 
iinwelcomo too. He is no respcctor 
of rcreon nor fge, neither docs he 
look to convcuience or suit himself to 
circumslaices, nor wait until mania 


we arc faithful, we will hear the bles- 
sed welcome, " Come ye blessed of my 
Futlier, inherit the Kiug.lom iireparcd 
for you from the foiiudalioii of the 
world." But if we are unfaithful we 
will hear the dreadful Bcutcncc, "De- 
part from mc ye cursed, into cerlast- 
ing lire, prepared for the devil anij : 
ilia angels." 

Let ua then, try and be faithful 
.servants of God, so that when the. Sou 
of Man shall come ia all his glory, 
and all the holy ange's with him, and 
before him shall all nations be gath- 
ered, and he shall .separate Iheni on? 

"In less than two weeks from that 
time," said Ihe lady, " I bIooiI by thi» 
dealh-bcil of that young man. And 
as I looked ui>nn his noble face, and 
saw the pale lips closed in death, those 
words seemed to ring iu my ears, ' ll<r 
needn't pay me off.' Alas! he had 
rejecled the gracious invitation onc« 
too often, and there was now no op- 
portiiuity left liim to make his peae»- 
with God. Ho .lied suddenly, ami 
wdiile his niiud was wandering in de- 
lirium. "* 

Header, what srcyoiir wages? Ara 

yoii spending "your money for that 
which is not bread, and your labor 
for that which s.nti;ficlh not;" choos- 
ing sinful pleasures at llic cspeust- of 
heavenly ;>aace ; putting oil' nil 
thoughls of t:'i« great reckoning daT 
and Ihc wages you will then receive = 

from another, as " a sliepheard di- 

videth his sheep from the goa'.s," wc ' '^"'■'"'"B.^'"""':!!''!'"!-' istimsenough 

can be as the sheep at his rigk* hand •^''•''' "'"' "'"' '" ^'""'•/•'''Jro ilay vou 

Christ has given us a law, and that "'" ''"™'' '" •™""""'''* '•''"•■'■"al i»- 

law is a perfect one, and can be easily i ^"""l ' "''■ "'■'"'"'' '"'"•'"•<' ' " ■'*»"'*' 

complied with by those wdio are wiK I !'"' "'•^'■"^" "' l"-">""'"»'." !'»<■ " lie- 

lingtodeny themselves. Then Jot I ''"''" .'""^ '^'''"""'''l''"' '''"o; behold, 

ready. He has met some on the ce'.- 1 "s deny ourselves, take up tha cross I """' "* ''"^ ''■'^' "''^''^'^l'"'!-" And ii 

ebratiug allar of malrimony. Ho met] a"<l follow him, and stoop to the fimn- ' "'^^' .'^'^ ''"" *■'"'" ""'"• '"' .V>el<iing I.. 

Willi, and a good maiiv too, at ' '"'" "'' ''''■' '■'''"'^ ''"^'l.v from the liv- j ^ ''''J'^'-'''".? '''e spirit of God pleading 

the worship of the godesa of fasli'iou I '"=' *"'™"' ''•''' tluwsso freely by the! "■'"' ^'°" '" '"^ reconciled to lliin,yoK 

while in idleness and follv when .11- 1 '"■"^''"'ly l«Hb and pluck froni the I Y*-' "''"'"'S ^"'' *'""-' '""' '"'"■ ^'M-idly, 

gaged in cursing and swearing He '"•" "'' '''■■-' " '"-'"^^b- i-l-erilanc- i "'• .'"""''• "' r""' "-"S" "-"J .^ c.". 

. . , visits them ill drinking saloons in ilti 1 1™^^;'^'"''-^ ""-""'gl' '!'= ^feaui of. j ''''""'>- 

meeting ,„ a world unalloyed «ith j ^f,,,.,,,,,^^,,,,,^,^^^ . ^-hile upon the i''""'!",™''-''' "'?"*''''"" K"'^' '""^ I '"■r''<"^=g« "-••»;» is death, but lb, 

.,,.., ,. ' °j "'« Iwly City, and live for ever and ' g'" of God ;» 

V , ,, , I '"""■■""'"•'' 1 '•'■'"'■•'■'"»=«, "1W» tl'cicvcr,in that happy land 

^ oungandold passed away-ci-DSs- 1 dancing floor, iu gamblin- liel' 


cd over the valley of dcalh in our : the pr , cells, and o« the gallows 

viciniiy the past year, of whom were' Wo lo that man. Wo to that woman 
»hreo brelhren and three sisters, iu that meet thus with death. 
Iho LoimJs of our church ; instead ' liul happy is he, who meets with 
ttereol, b> Ihe gr.vioOT rail ofAl- death in the .service of the Lord God 
riighly Gml, twenlysevett wercs ad- Ahnighiy. Then let na take warniug 
Oed by baptism, and s -veml hyletler. , and bo ready, willi this tli 
May it please God, through the iu- 1 ways upon our minds 
Mrumentalily of his minissers to dou- \ die this moment ? Pray "oud fbr 
hie or triple that miuibcr this year. I mercy, fear llim and Ueop His com- 
And may Ho wlo ia able to subdue ' mandmeuL-, for who knowet'i 

lisy lUe yeiir we've tmlcrud on, 
Prove to us n happy one, 
May nvir few reaiaining days 
lie well spent ia prayer and praise. 
Jiiirm's E:/c, W. Ya. 

eiernal life, through 
Jesus Christ ow Lord." One is set 
o\ er against the other :— 

bought al 
. May I not 

Y0U3 W.aGE3. 

A young lady who had recently 
given her heart 10 the Savior, was one 
day coiuersiog with a former com- 
panion, endeavoring to persuade him 
to leave tlia path of sin and enlist 
what! with lier iu the scrvi'.vs of ihc L.rl. 

s wagea 

j and God's gift. Which shall be yours ': 
j Will you earn dcalh and reject life '.' 

WiU you labor to be damucil and re- 
1 fuse a free salvalion? Will you not 
' rather choose life that vou may live. 
I and live Iodic no more ?— The ChriH- 


He that rcfuseth instruclion des- 
piseth his own soul ; but he Ihat 
heareth reproof ge-tte'.h uudersland- 

T H K W E E K 1- Y 1> 1 1, G R 1 M. 



and Hvins: Ood in whom laye all 
pow.T to pt'iTtfrm nntl ('re;i'.c :iny i;reat 
work lie Ii:is n (K-siri- to n^ako. 

liECir.lIK Shohjiakki!. 

Ami 55 mniiv M wltv orilainod to ctor 

fiarr Pili/riiK : — As we t'nl s-omc- 
nliat like writing to-niglit, we will 
11 V tii(;i'l lip an article for inir little 1 
I'l i.c.iMM. ami lot our rentlerM examine 
anJ jndge for tlieniselves, whether it 
is the truth of the matter or not. Tt 

is some»hins more about Lueifer. i "»' »fe "glieTcj. " Aa». 18 : W. 
\m\ know we gave J'OU some of our 
.opinion eonie time ago in an article 
ill the I'liXiiuM which was luudcd 
" Man of Sin." We still think ahout 
as we did then. We tried to tell you 

! The word here translated ordained, 
' is in Acts 15; *2, translated determin- 
! ed, which expresses the will of the 
j apos'ICj to .^end certain hrethvcii to 
what wc thought about that being, j Jerusalem. That the same word in ^_^^^^^ 
"ThcSon of rerdilion"sofara3 wei Acta 13 ; 48, .-.hould be translated { 
went, but we iviU try to go a little { the same as in Acts 15 : 2, I will try 
jiirlher now if wc cau. You know | to show by the following reasons : — 
it says in the 2nd Kpistle of Paul to I ]f "ag many as were ordainetl to 
rhe Thessalouians, in the 2iul chap., m^.„,„i life" cxpreaic.s the will ofGod 
(hat he situ in the temple showing ] ,„„.^,.,, j|,^^ ^^.|,„ 1^1 l^^.^^l^ then God 

had ordained that number to eternal 
life. The cxpres'.ion would signify 
that all the ordaimwl in Anliocli in 
Pisldia and throughout all that re- 
gion Imd believed, .inil that there re- 
mained not another oidaiucd soul 

I The above was written in reply to and happy hearts, i? the one you 

I a query, tthich appeared in the Pii.-. i sliould hue and obey, rather than 

<!R1>| a short time a"o. the world with all its vanity. The 

Jacob .\ r^iY)VEi* world cannot give you an eternal 

.. ,1 r> home, no, no, but it is God who can 

; ■ givcan eserlastiug home for us all. 

^ tjuch a iiome, as that darling little 

' Youth's Department, one who died not long ago said the 

was going to have. While living, 

she had a ]ilaieant home with her 

parents on the miiuntain side, where 

the birds sang so sweetly, and the 

^<^we^s bloom so brightly. She was 

,, ,..., p., „ happy in I. cr childish plays with her little ones of the PnXiHiM ,, ,' i i ■ . 

t h.-.s been some time since ' ','"'' "•""'"•" "'"' *"'"-°- ^'"^ ''^="'""' 

we have had a udk with von, and ' ''"'" ''" l'"""™'*' """ "'"<= ^"^ * 

now wc want to tell yon' timt we I ''.'''S'"" ""'■''' "P »'""'« '""^''y. ''■"' 

linve not iort^nttoii yen, iunl tliat wt- 

love vou (leurlv and aro interested in ! 

For the Pilffrim. 

i;i.i\ J. b. Ki-t>uv. 

himself that hf is God Ac. Well 1 

tell you just wiicro I think he oomce 

ill lu show liimsclf to be God. In 

Mrdcr to csnie at what wc want to 

ixplaiii alw.t him (the devil.) aup- 

jtosc _von undertake to be rightcongj 

wnd yon try every way to be good ae 

urar to as vou undcratantl any person \ throughout "their coa^t.-." For "as 

t'un bi'. to be compared with the pnt- I mauy as were ordained" would in- 

UTn laid down in the Bible, and [ chid c all (he ordained. Then any 

Hf^er you travel along lor some time, | further preuchinf,' or praying would 

trying to improve in the aivino life all ;,^^ entirclv useless in the way of 

run «m by the help ofGo<l. l^ut all ! ^^^^^.^^^j ' ^^, ^.^^. ^^^^ ordained 

yonr welfare. ^Ve somclimes think, 
that yon aa the little lamlw of the 
Shepherd's Flock, are too much neg- 
lected by tiie under shephcrd'H whoso 
duty it i.s to feed tlic Flock. You 
have often Bcun the beautiful lamba 
skip and play oviT llie green fields, 
and along the bank.') of the pure rip- 
pling .slrcanif», and yoit have seen 
thfm cut of the miine pasture, and 

1 there was where lovely Jcsu4 was, 
and all the bright angels, and Ocd 
was there. Sometimes in her chil- way, j-hc would ask her mother 
when it would Iw that she oould go 
up there and be with them. Her 
mother told her if she would be :i 
good girl, when she died she would 
go (o Heaven. She wanted to know 
how long it would be nntil she wouW 
die. Ilcr mother told her Bhc could 
not tell. The beautiful spring, and 

drink ofthc same waters their moth- | ^'''^''^ summer passcil, and the leaves 

turned green and yellow and fell to 

ei-s and the rest of the flock do, and 
that too while they were yet young, 
and not near groivn. So yon, littl 

the ground. Winter's breath began 
to be ft'It, nud tiien at that time the 

die time,ifyou will notice right close, 
you cnn see tlure i;* some little ini- 
jterfectionH, more 'U' leas daily, and if 
To« will notice 7;cr^ closely, yon will 
discover there is some Utile letting 
all the time. What I understand by 

unml>er had already believed. All 
who iiad then believed were of the 
elect, all whj bad not believed were 
of the non-elect, whether Jew or 
Gentile, bond or free, if they had 

this letting here, as it is called not yet believed they were d(H>m- 

in tie chapter nanietl ij>, ■ a 
•lacking up of feeling or giving 
place for tempt:ilion and sin, evil 
ihougiiLa entering the mind, where 1 
iliink he sits, which is the temple lie 
eiccnpits that i.^ epokcu of in that 
verttc where i* tuyn " He sits in tlic 
lumnle of Ciod showing' himself that, , 
ho is God," and I think ho got in I 
that temple when our (irbt parents 

od. There was no more hope for 
them, tho line had already been 
di*awn by the Almighty, and they 
found on the eidi? which were be- 
yond reeovery. The aposthvj preach- 

reader have the ability to eat and ! '"^"S*^' o^"*'^''***' ^-"^'^^ ^l<^"g ^"<1 called 
drink of that spiritual food, and j ^"»* *'=« little girl. When she lay 
splritui^l drink tiiat is prepared bvoui | "PO" l'<*r '^ick bed she eaid, « 
Hrivenlv Father for His Flock: '■ '"^^^her I am going to die, and r 
" :N'ow if we put the tender and I ^''"' H^edy home up on,' 
sweet food 90 high up. thr.t yon can- 1^ '""'g^'t smile lit up her face and 
not reach it, that is, not understand j sl^J"^*^ b^''^"^*x» f^-^m I>er eye. The 
it, vou will be apt to eat of the pni- ^''^''^''t "^^'''^th w*,joj- to her, and 
Boii weeds that arc all around vou. r^'' '■ iH>vT calmly shy fell asleep m 

Such as vain and simple influences 

ofwhicii the world is so- full of, and 

if you do cat of those things, you will 

grow up more like wolves than sheep. , ,.,,., 

XT T I 1 * ^. (. *« K« I or lium a ehiluisli song, but she can 

ivow I know von do not want to be ; . „ .. ."' 

the anus of death. She has gone 
from a home on earth to a homo in 
Heaven. No longer will biie gather 
flowers with brothers and sisters here. 

edthego..l»d wherever they «--•'"■- I ,ike the wolf that no one likes, nor p"'"-""-" ^'"'^'"e ^^'^'^ "> "'"' 

They returned to Antioeh on their I ^^^.^ ^^^^ g„^^ ^ij,,„_ „„,, ^ ;, ,^i,, \ beantilul dime above the stars, and 

^.ionary jonrney, also that | (,„t ^od will after a while make a | »"'« '^'"' ''"'>• '"'S'^^' those sweet 

pMilwasthrreon his .second ami third |,,„,„t|„„ of tlio sheep from ,l,c I ""«"'>■ """K^- N, more will I 

transgressed. There and then is where missionary ^.irneys is very ev 

he got in the temple. Tho body is 

the temple of (iod,aud there is where 

i believe that the devil can bciijund 

iilting in the temple, as there is at all 

times 3 hindrance to getting exactly 

back to a desirable happy state of 

mind, which no doubt our tirst parenta-j 

did enjoy before they transgressed. I , connection with the language ol the 

Peter was there (sec Gal. 2:11,1 right hand, and the goats to the left, 
U) as the apostles did not ccaso to ; that. is, tie will clothe those He terms 
prcneli the Gospel there, there must 
bav« been Gos]K;I subjects there, who 

had yet tho power to become the sons 
of God. In reading what is said in 

sheep with robes of bright glory in 
Heaven, while tliose termed goats, 
will siifU-r, shame and contempt. 

ever hear iier in this world say in 
childish syrt>pl icily, " Flory,'' 
no more sec tin bright eyes until 1 
go the way she has gone, then 1 hope 
to meet her where summer never 
ends, and death never comes 
Now chililren this isatruc allusion 

think lie got in tlic temple through 
or by the first transgression, and has 
licen Bitting in the temple ever since, 
showing and tem|jting ali men's 
minds, exalting liim.^clf libovo all 
that is worsliipiwd or that can be 
called God, everywhere and at all 
limes when and wherever he can 

te.Yt wc lind that' l'at>l said to the 
ricws. "Yc put tho word n( Ooil frmn 
you."' l<ukc says of the Gentiles, 
"They T^orJ/W the ward ofthc Lord." 
Paul says "Yq jtidijc yoursclTcs un- 
H'orthy ot' everlasting life." Luke 

Then how iin|.ortant you should , ,^_,^_^ ^,^^^ ,,.^.j ,,^j ^ ^^^.^.^j ,^.|,i,^„„_, 
grow up as inoflensive sheep, «ith .^^^^j ,|,,^^ |f ^,y„ |,|| „jin^ ^„„ ]_ ,,i„j 
gentle H»ys and mi.nners, and give ' .„,^| „i,j.,iij„'t children, and while in 
to tho I*rd wIkU He looks ibr. And ,|,j^ ,,,^^|j i^^.j. (j„j „,„i „i,„ ,, |.|^j^,. 

what is that ? It is the oflering of 

cil Savior will 

vou die, death wi 

you hearts to Him, and your love to ■ ^^^ _^^^ ,^,_._;^,. ,^ ,.^-,_ ^„„, ij,.^ j,,^;;;. 

nway, control or inlbiencc the mind j says many of the Gentiles "were do- ' 
ot man to evil, and oppose Goil, who i termined of everlasting life." Paul | 
cast him out ot Heaven, by which he ___^,,^ ^^ ^^^ ^^j „(. j,,^ ,„;„,, ,„ ^.m j 
iiecame a fallen ani'el, which wo nn- ! . i I 

derstaud was caused by frying to be j on the part of the Jcw.i to reject the , 
Krealer than God who is the greatest [ w'ord of God 
Jieing of all, and cau not be 

that dear Jesus who is the great 
.Slicpherd of your sojls. In fact it 
is your own lu'ecl'ins >ell" Ho wants 
dedicated to His service. You know 
the sheep give a Hcccc of wool every 
year to ll oie that keep thciu or own 
them, but goals do not do thi.s. Now 
vtouldit not ho a sad thing if you 

tie girl, you can look forward with 
bright aiiJ joyous hopes of going to a 
b.aiitiliil home in the Heavens above. 
And there meet with all the gooil 
and holy ones that God has called to 
Him, and Ik. wiili Jtsiis awl Hi- 
holv angels. Oli ' maj God help yen 
10 be good and kind, ami ill tie palll 

In Antithesis to this, I „.„^,^| „„i in relurn for Gods love | ;,V ^^ty ever walk. With this eariiot 

heart to Him. ffciprayir I I'lr this time .'ay farewell. 

. Y, - , , "f""''' Luke makes it an act of the mind or I, o von, give vour 

r:;I:l!x, i"v!:::"?:j";c!^"^"s ! -'" -> •>- :»^- »" "-/ «• -'-^ ^-- 1 '•>"< > -^ «--• >«' ^'^*' p*"""^ '^^»'' i ' ^^i^^ "^t r'r" "-' 

-..•.i.v-^ I.. i,,mIi-'omIv true tiles to believe the word otMinJ.. I friends and assoeialo", good health : l-'iyiUiei.e. ". \J 


T H K \V E K K L Y 1' I L G K 1 M. 

Editor' s Department. '""' ^" '"=^ *' "'^''' ''»"'"' " ''''^'' "* 

. - - : - -^ — - I liojjc proved quite satisfactory and 

8PEINQ Era MEETIHG. ' consoling to her in her afflictions. 

There are a few tilings connected 

Being kindly invited to attend the 
above meeting, we accordingly set 

with this congregation that we think 

out on the morning of the 3(nh. „f , >™"''y "^ » I»ssi"g -oticc. The quiet 

Dee. for the place, in company with | "»•■ g""'' "--J" "' ""='■• "'"•""S« «"" 

f- I II „ .. I K„..-. ..,„' praise -worthy, b'jt wliat attractci] our 
mime fni'iHls ami by niudi haste, wc t /» 

1 1 - fti ■ « ».,«»♦;,.,. of niind more particularly, was their 
succeeded m making connection at * •" 

JIuntiMg.]on,amIina«h«rt time we i K^^^ «""K'i"g- Nowhere have we 

were land^I at McVeylown «talioD, I "'^«^'l ^^^^^f ^"<^ '"^ ^'^^ '« P''^ «*" ^'"'^ 

where the Utile company were ,uct ' ^'"'^ «"^"-*-'' '^ '« '''K'''>' ^"™'"^"*'^- 

witli conveyance. Wc howcer stop- j *»'^'' «'»' '* "'"^^ be admitted that tliey 

pc-lintownto mW with a relative ^^'■'^•l 'T'any ot'>er cou'^rc^ations iu 

living; in the phu.e, but while there we! ^'"'8 ••^-M't-"«t. <^» '^•""^''«>' '»orni»g 

were kin.Ily invited to dine at the | ^^^ ^^^''■*^ '=»'*^" ^'^ '''^ ^*=»t'"" '»>' ^'"°- 

ISradley House, said to be one of the j 1*- ^- ^h"^'^' =»"J '^"^ '"^ "'^''^^'^ "'^ ^^■ 

best reguhitcd houses along the 1*. C. 

rived safely home and fuund -ill well. 
God be praised f(.r His protecrting 
care. G. B. 


It. K. line, and from tlie apjiearance 
of the lalilo upon thin occasion, we 
have no reuHon tu doubt it. 

In the evening wo arrived at the 
house of our n;;od Father-in-law, by Accordinf^ to arrangement, on 
whom ue were taken to the Spring , Tuesday ninrnlng the 9th we left, flir 
Uun Meeting, where tiie first ]" sfa«'»"> *''e seene^ and perplexities 
Hcrvicr^ of this series of meetings were \ "fofjito'^i^l *^"^y'_*'> P^ "'"'bretJiren 
held, but felt snrjirlfled and di.-^ap' 
pointed in finding bro. Archy VaU' 

dyke, and nnrsclf the only strange 
preachers present. It was decided, 
liowevi^r unfavorable to oursdf, that 
we nhwuhl administer iu holy things 
"M tlie occasion, which we tried to do 
Willi the ability that Ood gave. The 
.,t \t. morning wo were taken to the 
JIatawana S. \l. near to the McVey- 
lown Station, to lili nn appointment 
there, nfi(T which we dined in com- 
pany with friends and brethren, at 
the house of our liospiiuble brotlier 
Abrahaiu Myers. In theeveningwe 
returned to the Mecting-lionse, where 
wc were joiiiMtl by bro. \Vm. Howe, 
wlio delivered a feeling discourse from 

at the Dry Valley Congregation a 
visit. We arrived at Lewistown in 
time to take dinner with Bro. Andrew 
flpanogle, whose door is always open 
for |Mlg."ims. After dinner we took 
a stroll through town, and visited the 
North Amerio:in Tannery, owned by 
Spanogle, and Wrn. Panebaker. This 
is quite an extensive aifair, haviny^ 
in use two hundred and ten vats, and 
supplied wilri the modern convenien- 
ces of the business. Tliey manufac- 
ture yearly, about 20.000 aides, 
av 'raging from 21 to 30 pnumls. with 
a stock ijivestment of $ 100.000. Tlie 
proprietors inforuicd us that on ac- 
count of inferior hark, last years stock 
was not so good in weight and quality 
as formerly. From appearance, it is 
a paying institution, and the stock 

until you may be compelled to say, 
'The harve.^t is past, and wc are not 
saved." On Friday morning, after 
the meeting closed. Elder Jacob 
Mo'ltr, who says it is no trouh'e to 
care for and convey the brethren, 
I took us out to Lewistown and showed i 
us through the principal busine.-<3 ' 
places of their town, then paid a 
short visit to our friend I'anehakei", 
who, by the way, is bui'diiig a splen- 
did mansion for his earthly residence. 
He manifested considenble laste and 
jmigment iu making for himself a 
convenient and jijeasant residence, 
but we fear he is forgetting his best 
interest, and neglecting the " One 
thing needful," — a spiritual house, 
not made with hands eternal iu the, 

On Friday evening we landed safciv 
home and iiiund targe additions to the 
I'll.uRiM family, also an invitation to 
attend another series of Meetings at 
liack Creek, Fa., wliich we most re- 
spcctfidly <leclinc to accept. We are 
expecting our new Press some time 
during next week and cannot possibly 
leave homo until after that is received 
and iu working operation. Our de- 
sire, brethren, is to be with you. 


CnEE3MAN— YONTZ.— On Jnnunrv CVU 
187-2. by Eld. I). I'. Saylcr. nl Ihe'rfsi- 
itciice of tliLi briile. iit Double Pipe Creek, 
IJro. iUCIlAlU) t'lIKES.M.VNolP.)U'- 
csliiel\ counly, loun. iimi sisttT Ciilimriut- 
Yoiiiz, nf Carroll couuy, M.I. 

I FITZ— WIIITMORE.— On Nnvembor SOtli 
I bv tliesame. Mr. .lOlIX D. f I TZ. nnii 
I MissAXrANn.VS. \VIHr.MORE, ulloi 
I Frederick couuiy. .Md, 

, EILER— KELLER— On DoermbiT 2lst 
i by Uic same, Mr. JOHN \V- EILER, ol 
j Frederick county, Md., and i^Iisa MARY 
i E. KKLLR, ol Adams comity, Pii. 

FOGLE— ALBAUGII — On January 3ii.I 
I 1S72 by llic same, Mr. EIMIRAIM FO- 
GLE. and sister HARRIET A. V. AL- 
i .H.MIGII, all ol Frederick county, Md. 

j DIESLY— IIENGST.— On January 7tli by 
I lieonaid Furry. :il N'rw Enleri)ri8e. Bro. 
JOSEPH C.l>IESLV,niii..dt..rd county 
I and iMiss iMAUY ANN HENGST of 
' iilair county, I'a. 

'■ Bnowji— Shokm.vkkk.— By Jot^eph Bcc^b- 
j ly,*Elias Brown, of Alleglniny coujity, Md. 
j »nd Catiiarine Sin)emak(ir, of Somerset 
I county, I'a, 



Iho narrative of Isaacsceuring Uebec- ' holders realize a ni -e profit, 
<'a as his wife, to an attentive and in- j j,, „,, ,,,^,,i„^, ij,„_ j,^,,,!^ ^^^^^^,^ 
terestmg c ugregation. From this took us to his home, an.l also to the 
time on we were rein Ibrcod by other Clmreh, where wc found the ioilow- 
lahorers, aiuons whom were Jolm ' ing laboring l.Tetl, 

Spiiiio;;le, and John II. Garver from 

\ughwiek, Kid. Isaac Myers and 

•lohn JJeaver from Ilniralo, and final- 
ly, Amlrew liashore from Lo.-t Creek I'l't ^vas reinforced by Elder J. U. 

present : E]d. 
Isaac Myers, John licaver, and P. 
8. Myers. Tiie following day breth- 
ren .Myers and ]Jeaver left tor homci 

congregation, when a division of the 
laborers was made, and services were 
held at three dilVerent points. Dar- 
ing our stay here we had opportunity 
to visit the fumilies of Joseph K. Han- 

Hanawalt and J. li. Uarver, Abram 
Myers was also present at two m-.'Ot'. 

The meeting commenced ou (he 
evening of the Oih.and ccHilinued un- 
til the nth. It was wcU atlendtd. 

»walt. the presiding Klder or Hishop ^„,, considerable interest nunifcted. 
ot this congregation, P. S. Myers, especially towarils the close, and we 
Samuel Mus-^er, and othorsby whom *^''-'' I»'>"^i"»de,l if the meeting had been 
we were kindly entertained, and with '^""''-"'■'d a sliort time longer, a num- 
whom we t:njoytHl ourselves very \ ^'^'" ^^'""''' '"'^■*' ^^^^^ ">:"*'-' willing to 

much. On Wednesday in eompanv 
with bro. Jolui Spanogle, we visitetl 

enter the Kingdont, as their .souls 
wero stirred up, and inonrned the 

.1 ,• -1 n 1, , ,., », , love ol Jusns to know. We kind v 

the lanuly o bm. Uuben T. Mvlm i ■ i r- i i «- "'"vni 

/. '• ■*'■"» i hope, dear friends, that vou will am- 

wnosew.le was stck, and being unable tin.e to Mudy your best interests, 
to attend the meetingjcalled foriflig- and not put oil" the important work 

F. R. Sapi.vgton : You have paid 
for last year. 

J. H. Stoudxour : AVe will send 
you a book. 

John M. Moiilku: Both of the 
desired l)oolcs will be sent shortly. 

I). C. MooMAW : You will p'ease 
give ns the address of G. W. Wells, 
staling whether he is an ohl or new 

J. h. FuANTZ: It is all right and 
ycm have our thanks fur what you 
have done for us. 

J. M. Wells. You will owe us 
about ()2] cts. for your paper if you 
send us no moi;p names. 

ADDUiiss Wantei>. — Will some 
one give us the Post Office of Jacob ; 
Kurtz of Franklin Co. Fa? ' 

WilllvmSa1)1-KH: We have K. F. ' 
Gootl credited with $1.00. Jt was a 
typographical error. Thank vtju for 
those new subscribers. 

yKitiKs OF Mketi.nos commeuces 
at the new M. H. near Upton, Frunk- ! 
lin Co., Fa., Jan. 20th, continue one | 
week or more. A geucral invitalion : 
given. I 

Ahuam H. Bau.m : Wc had not I 
stoppetl your papor. They will cou- ' 
tinue to come. No hurry about the 
money, on'y try lo get th'e new sub- | 

John Ci'LP. The book yon order- 
ed was sent and if you have not re-. 
eeived it by this time, let us know. If 
youtake the who'e lot or a number 
of them we \»ill send it again free. ' 

Ji>i.SK CALVF.n-r: Yon sent us the ' 
names JcTLMiiiah :ind George Gump, | 
Fjrry, Ind. We are sending the 
FlLtiitlM to that address. Is it rl^rht? 
We cannot find it in the Post O.Ece 

Joiis Clingixgsmitii : ThcHyran 
Book was sent, also J. A. Parrick s 
FtLc;i:iM in pack with your own. If 
the Hymn Book has not vet come to 
hand, let ns know and we will send 
it again. 

SNIVELEY.— On tbe 4tb inst., SAMUEL, 
oldest son'of friend Julia and sister S. 
SNIVELEY, ajred 14 years, ;j months 
and 13 days. Funeral services by the 

Spanoole. — In Lewistown, Mifflin county, 
Pa., JiiDUiirr fliU lH7i, sister MAituAiiEr- 
TA, wife of A, J. SeANoco.F,. aged 30 years, 
4 niontUa and 16 days. Funeral services 
by Win. lio^ve. 

STONER.— On til-' nth in^ Antictam 
Arm, Fh., sisterSUSAN, widow of Abra- 
ham STJNER, dec'd,, a-ed 70 years. 
Funeral services by the Brethren. 

Sister Stoner was truly one of tlinse de- 
voted, aireclionalc sisters, lull ofluve ami 
good works." In her last illness slie fie- 
quenlly desired "to be absent trorn the Iiody 
and be present willi tbc Lnrd." Hope sbr 
is now enjoying that substance throuirli 
faith in Jesus, having * died in the Lord, 
she is now resting; from her labors." 

D, F. Good. 

JOHN.— On the 27lli of December, at the 
residence ol her husband, in tlie countv 
ofRoanoke, Vii., LIONA JOHN, wile 
of Sir. Griffith John, iu the ijyth year ui' 
her age. 

Mrs. J. bad been in declining health for 
several yems so tliiU htr death was not uii- 
e.\pocted,and yet her lossis no less deeply 
felt and mourned. In her own appropriate 
sphere, in the hi inc circle nninieighborliood, 
her life was all lliar could have been desired. 
As wife, niothei-, neighbor and friend, she 
was tender, tnfficlionjite. kind, generous and 
I'uiUiful. Mrs. John adorned the various 
positions assigned her in the providence of 
God in such n manner, as to leave an exam- 
ple to her children and numerous relatives, 
worthy of imitiition. As a true Christian, 
she was sincere without ostcutiUiou, warm- 
hcJirled ami lull of charity, ollen unerifieiug 
her health lor the coinfort and aid of her 
sick neighbors 

From the commencement nl" her late sick- 
ness she seemed to leel that her stay on 
eiirih was brief— however expressed no 
doubts or fears in reganl lo her full aeeepl- 
ance with God. She had no recrets even in 
leaving her devoted Inis;.:iml and eluldren, 
but simply and nuiellv told them to "do the 
best they couhi, and meet her in Jhiwcn," 
but still expressed no repining at !Iis wdl. 
and thus calmly, .lud peacclully rehi-ued 
hersell to Him ■ who doeth all thiULis well." 

Husband and children, weep not for lier, 
though so klml and attectionnte as a wife 
und mother, so taitlitul ns a friend, and 
oliliging as a neighbor, bhe is gone, ffomr, 
but not forever lo-^t. She U now before the 
"Great White Throne," sini,'ing sonss o| 
Iljdeeming Love. Mayivtllhe relativesanj 
Irieuds " Ijc also ready " w luoi the sumnion-t 
come to join her amidst that glorious h!ipi)y 
throng, who have cc.ine up out of mucti 
tribulation and \\ ashed their robes, and made 
then; while iu the blDud o] the Lantl)." 

May our last day be as hers, triiimphanl. 
Liouu 13 no more, laii the victory is won. 
Av.oiuling i*kyai:Utn. S. X. L. 




X), CI,- Pilyrim : —On the 23ih1 of 
I)cT<!ml)ei-, in company "ith lini. .J;i- 
nib F. Oiler, we went to tlie ISroail 
rovdin.;: Meeting-house, Welch Run 
Arm, NViishington Co., JX(!., where 
I'lc lircthren had made appointments 
Col' a week's meelins or more. We 
Iried to labor with and for the hrcth- 
len there. The niectin<rs were well 
attended, and 1 trust willi profit to 
the brotherhood and others. A nuni~ 
ber were added to the Church, and 
tli9 number added, we have reason to 
believe were nf that portion ofcitizens 
wdiich will prove, wj trust, pillars to 
t!-,e Church of God. And we are glad 
la think and believe that many oth- 
ers in their honest purpose of heart 
and mind, are discerning the grand, 
divine arrangemeiil for their souls sal- 
vation, and arc not far from the 
Kingdom. May God help tiiera to a 
Ijllhful reading, and understanding 
iiftlie Holy Scriptures, and honor the 
cause of Jesus by a faithful obedience 
to the same in hope of eternal life. 

Eld. Christian Keetcr, the Bishop 
of this Arm, with the other minis- 
tering brethren, deaeons_ and laj- 
nicmbers, in the prosecution of their 
spiritual duties an.', privileges by di^ 
vine help, are surely doing a good 
work. The ingathering is large, near 
a hundred within a year. May the 
good Lord still continue to bless 
their united labors to the good of 
souls. D. F. Good. 

Dnir brethren and sisters : — I write u (ew lines hoping that you may 
feel an interest in an unfortuiuUe 
brother and sister, by the loss iif 
property, and sickness of hi-nself and 
ndiole family. Wo have lost si.\- 
horses in ^lie course of three years, 
anct I am completely disabled to do 
anything, so that we could not meet 
wi'th our payments, anil they are 
pushing ns, and we do not know how 
to manage witnout calling on the 
Church for aid. Vv'e know there are 
some who are able, and we believe, 
willing to render assistance in time 
of need. We have been f>rced with 
ne('essity to call on you for assistance. 
If you thiidv proper to publish this 
to the Chufches at large, you eau do 
80. We are now living along the 
Jlail Road with our chil.lren keep- 
ing boardin;; house. It is very dis- 
agreeable to me on account of the 
children, as we are among al' classes 
of people. Any one who is willing 
to assist us can write an express letter 
and send it to Mea.low B nft' P. O,, 
Greeubriar county W. Va. I believe 
if I do not get my liusiand from 
public work, so that he can be more 
retired, he will Kise his mind en- 
tirely. Sab.vh a. Fua-XTZ. 

— "We publish the above appeal not 
because we think it prudent to re- 
spond to such requests in all cases, 
without knowing something about the 
circims'ance, but more especially to 

give those an opportunity of render- 
ing present assistance, who have some 
knowledge of the ca-se. There is so 
much imposition in the world that 
brethren and sisters should notexpect 
assistance unless the request is aeccnn- 
panied with a guarantee from the 
official members of the Church to 
which they belong, that there is no 
imposition connected witl^ it. We 
woultl advise our unfortunate sister 
to state the cose before the Churcii at 
home, and if it thinks the case needy 
and cannot render the needed a-ssist- 
auce, let the officials endorse the ap- 
peal, and we fiel iissured that liberal 
hearts will resp.nid to the call. Our 
Church is liberal, and will never 
refuse to aid a case of real need, but 
its liberality has been imposed upon, 
hence have become a little cautious. 

Dear Briilinn : I will write a 
few lines for the PiLGi;, having 
been silent for some time. On the 
24th of Novendicr, I in com])any 
with brother E. Anvil, now residing 
elder of theShilc Congregation, start- 
ed to go to old hrotlier Levi Wil- 
motiis, to try to preach God's word. 
\\c left home early in the morning, 
and arrived at brother Wilmoths'the 
same evening. Brother Wibnoth lives 
on what is called Shnlfers F.u-k of 
Cheai> River, in Randolf Co., W. Va. 
We had to ci-oss over Laurel Hill, af- 
ter which we came on to a very nice 
valley, known as Lciiding CreelT, 
(for that is the name of a creek run- 
ning throungh the valley.) Down 
this valley we traveled about sCvCn 
miles, then we left the valley and 
steered our course for Cheat River, 
over hill.s, and along a very rough, 
narrow road, a (listanc<-> of si.K nules 
when ive arrived at brother Wilmoth's 
When we got there we found broth- 
er Wilnioth in lx:d, the cause of 
which we soon learned. About the 
first of August last he was building 
a hay stack, and after he had finished, 
his only son, haiuled him two chain- 
traces which had been tieil together 
for the purpose of hauling hay. — 
The old man threw the chain :eross 
the stack. His son then took hold 
of one end of the chain, and Bro. W. 
began to descend holding to the chain 
as a means to help him down. When 
he got about halfway down, thestring 
whic!] held the two chains together 
Iroke, letting liini fUll several f.-et. 
1 His hft leg struck first, breaking one 
hone just below the knee. Bro. W. 
wei.'hs over 200 pounds, is about G5 
years old. He seemed very glad to 
see us, a.:d conversed on religion very 
fieely. He was not able to go to 
meeting, which was in a .S. U. near 
by. .Si) after some rcfrcHhmeut, we 
went the same evening to the 8. H. 
for meeting, tolerable guod order was 
nianifeslcd, stayed .vith Bro. W. all 
night. Ne.'it day, meeting at same 
place at II, o'clock, gooil older, in 
the evening, meeting at same place. 
We think serious impressions were 
made on some. The people wished 
us to conic back again. Some few 
of the brethren live there in _ that 
hilly country who seem to be alive to 

the cause, who seem to be " the sal* 
oftlie earth," and if preaching was 
done tiiere ofloner, I am persuaded 
tint some would be christians. Next 
morning 26tli, we left for Leading 
Creek, and after a ride of three miles, 
found ourselves at a Church of" the 
lircthren, preaching at 11 A. M. 
large congregation for the occasion, — 
one baptized. Here we met with Bro. 
Charles Burke. After niecling and 
baptism, went home with him and 
dined, which was in the direction of 
home. Same night, in eoiupaiiy with 
Bro. Burke, wont to friend .lames 
Wilson's, son of liro. Henry, who 
was killed during the war at his own 
house. The ho"'se was crowded, good 
attention. I was told bv friend .lames 
Wilson since, that we must eomi. back 
again, that we have made a great 
stir. 'Truly did the Savior not " come 
to send peace, but a sword. Ne.\t 
day home, found all well, thank the 
Lord for his goodness. May the 
Lord bless our weak cfT.irts that some 
good at least may be the result. I am 
hiipjiy to say that some of God's peov 
pie live in that hilly country. It is 
true, that there, , as well as in most 
all other parts, other persuasions have 
the majority, but we think that if the 
pure word was proelainietl there, 
m. ell good could be done, therefore 
we solicit brethren to go there, and 
send f.irth the news of .Icsus accor- 
ding to His arrangement, " fir the 
time has come that judgment must 
begin at the house of God. 
Yours in love. 

J. M. Wei.i.s. 
jUeadowvillc, Va. 

Dear Hretliren : — Your weekly 
visitor continues to conic regularly, 
with plenty of good food for pil- 
grims in this work! of sorrow and vex- 
ations. It seems tlieofteaer it comes, 
the more we love its appearance. Come 
brother 1*II.0I<I.^^, we bid thee wel- 
come. Brethren and sist<-rs, let us all 
join theP II.dUl.M band, for it will do 
us good, and help us on our way Zi- 
oiiward. I am still introducing it 
into new homes, and to-day send you 
the name of anoiiier pilgrim, wdio has 
opened his door for it. Be assured 
he will do the Pilgui.m no harm. 

In my young days I saw a man 
perform on a wire which was stretch- 
ed bctHcen two posts, .aie cud being 
near the ground, wliil.' the other was 
some fifty feet high. He held in hie 
hands a long pole with which he bal- 
ance.l himself, starting from t'c lower 
end and walked towards the upper. 
If >on will allow the comparison, the 
wire mav represent the " narrow way " 
to Heaven, the pole the Bible, one 
end fiiitli anil the other works, the 
lo,>er ciid of the wire the entering of 
the Kingdom of Jesus on Earth, and 
the other end the Celestial City. If, 
when starling on the '* narrow way" 
we look straight forward, e.xerciaing 
faith and works, ever keeping in the 
sure path, we ea : travel with ease, 
bu'^ if' we have .'Ur niilnls too much 
on ilie thing- of this world and f.iigct 
tliepol.,the Bibe, we may get the 
swing and fall. So brother I'lLORIM, 
ever I e 'p the Biiile in oHi.v ai d 
c,.iercise f'ailh and w..rk- togclheranil 
have the City eon^taiitlv in view. 
Then whin time kiiiws us no more, 
we may all meet as one pi'grim band 
in the Ciiy of eternal rest. 


Dear Pilgrim : — According to ap- 
pointment we went to our December 
meeting in Giles county, where we 
met a very large congregation. an'I 
among the numiicr were several influ 
ential rainistci-s and other officials of 
the Campbcllite denomination. 

As we had proposed to reply in 
part to the Rev. M. Lucas* reply on 
the previous occasion, the pc file 
.-eemed anxious to hear whatcou'd h) 
said in defence of the "sect evtrv^ 
where spoken against," and whether 
or not, the aspersions so lavishly be- 
stowed on us then, was appiicnhl.. and 
deserving. As this pare oftlie exer- 
cises was not intended to be more than 
adjunct to the nu-ctng proper, we pro- 
eeded with the regular business of" the 

We opened the Hieetingin the reg- 
ular manner, and selected for our 
theme, the 3ril verse of 'he Epistleof 
Juile, and the latter clause. We en- 
deavored to describe and illustrate 
the character ot *' the Eailli oi.ce de- 
livered to the faints," and embodying 
our remarks in two propositions, viz : 

I. ''i.'aith in the existaace of God. 

II, Faith in the governmenl of 
(iod." We essayed to- establish the 
theory flat the Faith taught in the 
Scriptures, has never undergone any 

[ essential change since the beginning 
of the world. 

I Arrangements are now progressing 

^ to meet next S[iriiig, in defence of 

' these ordinances on the part of the 

Brethren, and to negative them on 

the part oftlie Disciples. 

Fully recognizing our inability to 
accomplish anything worthy of a 
cause so just and holy, we invoke the 
blessing of Heaven, and the pr. verof 
the fiiithful on our contemplated work, 
that it may result fiivorabic to the 
Redeemer's Kingdom. 

D. C. l\loo.M.iTr. 
Biaekshnrg, Va. 


Dear Pilgrim : We continue to 
to hold our meetings regularly in the 
iMccIing House every four weeks. 
We have had no strange ministers this 
winter except Jacob Holsapple, who 
preached for us in both languages, 
(lernian and English, with good ef- 
fect. We would like if some of oi.r 
brethren would visit and preach for 
us, for wc need it very much, a-i I 
fear there isacoldncssgrowiiiganiongst 
us. Wo feel pursuaded, it all the 
niemhers were in the condition that 
God wants them to be, many of the 
unconvi-rti'd oftlie world would come 
tl.ieking to the Itiugdoni of , Icsus. 1 
would say, if any feel to give us a 
visit, let ns know the time and how 
long voii can remain, that vye can 
make the necessarv arrangements. 

'j. W.Bl.Al'CH. 


P. Keller, $ 
G. A. llollinger, 
Burli'ii C. Price, 
II. W. Slienli. 
S. S. M. Suell 
A. H- fnssi'l, 
Wm. Siiifk-r, 
.J. .^I. .MoUkT, 2 
H. liii-t-ert, 
1). G. Vunicr, 

A. IJruniliaiigli, 
\V. U. StiuUi. 

,1. I). K.isinberg. 

Ciillmrinc Clinc, 
Josct li Kongli, 

B. 9. .Mill ■! 

C. Nowcnnicr, 2.50 
Micirl Uasliiir, (i.75 
II. M. Koiiliaus, 1 K 
.1. It. Stoudnuui- 

12. .-.0 
M ^VolTsin^er, .2-5 
Dr. U. ,M. 'Dcaclily, 

J. U. Rover, .2.1 
Eki. J. VVise 10.00 
JacoIi JloUlcr, 2.."ili 
K. IIen,lilieiji;iTl.VI"> 
Jiicoh Harley. 1 : S 
I'. O. Fartiner, I.:... 
Eli Be.igle, ' li.2'. 
S. M. Shuck. 3, 7.') 



Tlic Lo8« by the Chicago Tire- 
Tho nunilicr of persons who per- 
ishwi in the (/'Itico^o i'mt if efiimated 
to liflvo ham at Uaftt five hiin'lre*]. 
Over one Imndrctl Ij^xJics liavc hwu 
rccovcrfd, nearly till of wliom liavc 
been identified, aixl the work ofck'yr- 
ing away tlio rninii is slill f:ir from : 
<«)mplt;lioD. In the swift ruwh of the 
ilanicH Iiuiidiedh of people wiiro nn- 
queMtionnUy ront-.uined ko completely 
i\H not to h-ave even a vcnti^c of bone 
or e\'on anhcft, to tell their fate. IjCt" 
lers for inquiry J'cr mihMinp friends ' 
arc jHiiiring into the cily from all , 
qiiiirferH, aixl ihe puhlii^ilinn oftiiwoi 
hart been tlu* meant* of traring many , 
who were mppowd to lie loht. Tiie ', 
('Iiicapo 7Vn((*.s published a list of 
those Itnown to be misHinj:, and Kays : 
the fiid prol)ability ih thiit the death : 
lint will euntudcrably exeecil five hnn- i 
<ir«l. ' 

Pholo^phing tho Bottom of the Sea 
M ■ Jewel ly, an Italian I'holograp!)- i 
cr, Iian Iiit npon a iiewbnuioh of I'lio- 
togriiphy. liy meann of u ilivin;; bell ■ 
(and, no donbt, electric, niapnatiHrn, ! 
oxy-hydro^en, or other powerful il- 
himinfition, wo wuiild Bnv) (lii^i iiino- , 
vator hart Hucc:c<led in oblainiii;; wnb- ' 
nuirine views. Tie idea Ik wiid to be ! 
qnite praetioil, wveral cxpcrimeiita 
miido on tho Italion coat-t bnvingbeen 
altendi'd with a perfect t'luven-*. The 
iniwt fiiiilastic images Iiavc been ob- 
taitii-d, showing the vegetalioni and 
foopliitcs of the Kea'rt b*illoin, whir-Ii, 
acrording to Hpheric trigonomctrv, 
. oO(Mipii3 five-eig])tM of our gloho, thiin 
affording a valuable auxiliary to 6tu- 
■lieiitfl. M. JoBclly intends to Kend 
HampLe prnofw of U'la I'hotograplm to 
all the Hcientiiio caliiblinlunpntM in 

cidentH causing the death ofonfc hun-. XO AGDNTS. 

drcd and eiglit pcr^onf, and the scri-: 'Jhe following annexe*! list of good 

oiift injury of two hundred and eleven. [,noliH we olfer as premiums for sub- 

Uy five of tlie principle railroad ae- criber^s for the PnxiiUM. Tiiey are 

cidentti eighly-onc persons were hili- 

c<l, au(J one hundred and forty-eight 

were woiindeil. 

all excellent works, intended ar* a 

guide to j^elf-improvi-nKMiU and free 

from Hcetariaii ii\:\t*. If our chiidixni 

were furnished with sucli bookB lo 

lejid in roiin*'eti''>n with tho iJible, ia- 
addresK, iravc a lamf.ntable airount of , , . r t ii i 

' ** , . T» TT f'teH'! of novels and tr:i."hv newypapcr^ 

(he f-tage ol tlimgw in liome. He 

The Pope, in a reeeut r^ply lo an 

Kaid that not only wa^ impiety fjjrcad- 

ing, but liere*"y w;i.s openly being 
tanght, and men went about I he HlrectP 
lo entiee children tot^chooi with mon- 
ey, and iublraet them in error. Wat* 
Ilomc, he ashed, that had always 
been ihc centre of Catholieiem and 
truth, to breome now liie centre of 
lieresy ? Thi-* i.t a view of (Inngfl 
from ll)'; Vfttiftm f'ide of the Tiber. 
SchoolH and I'rotcHlanlchnrehes, and 
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VOL. 3 


NO .1 

J'^SAYiS. I '■'"''^ '"S" <lowiT, or purchaec money, ( let not the king »in against liis per- ' linid which it gave liim ou the aflbe- 

' '"^ ^ ■■;; 7'TT^^ '• """''' *>" required ofhiiii liis wife, i vnnt, ngninst ]:)avicl, because he linth ( tions of the ncojile. awakened nfrch 

for tlte Ptlgnm. lii- c^ii-i itt.>i . . .. i ii» 

ADTANTAGE3 OF AFFLICTION. HO- 8. i ''" ^''^ "^ "" '"S'"" 7\ "' \ "?' """"' T'"'\ ""•' "'."^ ^''""' "«^ J'"''"-.v of Sanl. His ma^ign^nt 

urged Ihis as n reason wli)- lie should I Ins works have been to thee, work ' passions were rck in J Iwl, "as he sal 

•Dut the more they afiliclod thorn , not aspire to thcciinncctio:', "scemclh i very good, for )ic did put bis lifo in ■ in bis house with bis javelin in bi« 
(lie more they multiplied and grow,"! it to you." Ho said, addressing those | bis band, and slew the Philistine and, , hand, and David jilaycd witli hi> 
".Km\ David spake to the men that whom Saal bad sent to converse with 1 tlie Lord wrought a great sal vntinn I band, and Saul lhQU"ht to smite liini 
utood, by bim, saying, what shall be I him, "secmeth it to you a light thing for all Israel. Thou sawcst it aud ' even lo the wall with lii.i javflin, bnl 
ilonc to the man that kills this Phil- to be a kings son-in-law, sci'ing that did rejoice, wherefore then wilt thou \ lie slipped away out of hiii presencf." 
istine, and lakclb aw.iy the rcproiich ' I am a poor man and lightly esteem- ; sin against innocent blood toslay l>a- ' Yet be was gainiu;; the ad'eclions nl' 
from Israel." 1st Sam. 17: 28, A-c, ed," and the servants of Saul told ; vid without a cajsc."I9: 1. The ' the people, "but all Israel and .Int!;ili 
and the men of Israel said, "and it j bim saying, "on this inanner spake i plea [ircvailed, Saul for the time, loved David," and as the J/ord Wit-. 
shall be for tho man who killelh him, I David," and Saul said, "thus shall j seemed lo coinu umler the induenee i with him, so be became stronger and 
lIicKing will enrich with grcatricln.'M, ; ye say to David; the king desircth j of belter feelings. lie even promised strongi-r, and he was also getting 
and will give him bis daughter, and not any dowry, but a hundred fore- i with an oath that the life of Duvid ' ninre experience u{ the wiles and tr- 

skins of the Philistines, to be avcng- j should be sacred, and Jonathan bad ] ery darts of his enemy. Ho it can hi- 
ed of Ibc kii>gs cncraiea," Saul the bapjiiness of letting bis friend , truly said, that t!ic more be was per- 

tbought to make David fall by the 
band of tboPhilistiues. it was by]) 

kmiw for the present the ven- ! sceuted and afflicted, the stronger h.- 
gcanecofciaul was stayed in its course, beearac, tlie more be grow and mul- 

ocriey of the basest and most maiig- j Without doiibt the most tender con- ; tiplicd. D. ?veoi,i;y. 

naul kind, to be concealed beneath I gin'nlations pa.s,sed betiveen them, | 

Saulsservanls told David these words, ! braced the flivorble opportunity which | «■'" ''" somebody in your „wn 
it pleased David well lo be the kings '"s solitude aflorded him, of pouring I 'nation, •'•3 «ell as in the i-stimali-r, 

luako bis fathers house free in Israel." 
Sunn after David bad killed (joliath, 
Saul accosted bim with profession of 
greflt regartl, having deferral the fuK 
Hbnent ^)f, at least, one jiart of the 
reward offered to the individual who 

.hoiild slay Goliath. Saul now would I the guise of the warmest afiection and' j w'l^o "they recognised with a (Icvoutj '■'""'■= Dl>-l-itiiia.\CK.— .Alan looks at 
seem desirous of carrying it into of- 1 confidence. The principles of H.c graliUidc, the interpositiou of piovi- , "'= '^««''. l^'" «o<l '"ol" ••" t''c '"■'"'• 
Urt. "Behold, sai.l be to David, my , Gospel of Christ are, "abstain from ' donee in their behalf, for it must liavc [ ^fy™ ^^'O"'"' B"'» "i' «'t<!cm of vain 
elder daughter Merab, her will I give all appearance of evil, lying lips are j l^cen a night of anxious suspense to ,"">". I'""' the bead with science an ! 
thee to wife, only be ihoa valiant for ; an abomination, but they that deal i l>"tl', "'"1 especially to David. We \ "" ""Mner of top dressing aud lin-el 
me, and fight Iho I>ord'= battles." In i truly, -.m bis deligbl." and when 1 ">»>■ well believe that the latter cm- | """''^''s'"^' ''.'' ''•» «'oi-l<I> «"<! .^ 
lltese engagements with tho enemy, 
lie hoped the time would not be far , _ 

"li-!ant, when some one of them wordd son-in-law, wherefore David arose ]""' ''is soul before God in Jcvou! : "'"'^ ""'•'''• Wit, small t.ilk, and 
ilollver him from bis fe.-3 by strik- ; and went, be and bis men, and slew I supplications for guidance and pro- | "0"senae too, is necessary ifyou woubl 
ing a deathly blow at so distinguish- of the Philistines two hundred men, ! 'eotio"- It is thought thatthis was j '^"i' ^''^'>''^ "K"'"' Ij™'™- ^° """"'• 
Oil a oombata'nt. David did not do- ! and Saul gave bim Michael bis daugh- j the occasion of bis composing the | "» Jo honesty, or such dry «lun',-..r 
efine the honor, though with bis | ter to wife, and Saul saw aud knew I '■'I'^veulh Psalm, to which the reader j "'''Si"" cither, though at times a 
• hwacteristic modesty, he expresses! that the I^rd was with David, and i <«»>■(■'''■'■, and which will be found ly"-"-'.'/ clo.ik of that kind of material 
li- humility and diffidence in ac<Kpl- | he was yet the more afraid of bim, ! peculiarly adapted to the trying cir- , ™">'* '" K""'! l''")' "''"l' the ..catb.,r 
n-i it. Who am I, was his reply, : and be became David's enemy con- '. cumstanees in which the author of it i" <•■'">•■. ="»' '''ere H «nnotbing sp... 
"till wliat is my life or my fathers j (innally, 1st Sara. 18: 17, 30. Ssul [«':>» I''""-'''- T'"> commencement of 
liinily in Israel, thai I should be ! had beretofoi-e resorted to stratagem, | 't, "In the Lord put I my trust," 
»'"i.:n-Iaw to the king?" But Saul | in order to take the life of David, ' s'lows where be jdaewl his soul reli- 
Jidnot fulfill the engagement, be but now he becomes bold in crime, ! nice, while es it proeei-ds we find bim 
S-ivchis daughter Merab to Adria', ' be 'no longer effects eoneenlmenl.— j <l<f<:'ai'i"g ll"' g'^at consoling trulh 
"»nd Michael, Sauls dsiighter, loved j "And Saul spake to Jonathan his | '''at God by bis providence rules llie 
Uivid. And they told Saul, and the) son and all bis servants that they j nfT"'™ "f man, and will cause truth 
lliings pleased bim, and Saul said, I ' should kill David; but Jonathan de- ' and righteousnes.s of triumph at hist. 

^'W give him her that\he mav be n i lightd n.neh i,. David, and t/.ld bim . "F™' "'C righteous Lord lovclh right- |d"«u. Do not forget then that it i: 

man that looks at ihc />«/</, but I ■'•••] 

looks at, and searches the firtu-t. — J. 

S. l-'lor./. 

cial in visw, — yes if yon would b 
well tbonghl of, do not neglect tf:e ' 
head. However, should you be ^'.i 
" ■yimj)lc " as to please G ml, yon niu*'t 
look to the heart. See to it that your 
stock of if:if^doin has its center there, 
and just in f)roportion as your hoart 
fills up aright, your head will eomtr 

wuretobim. Bad that the hand of sayii.g, Suul my father seeketh to ! cousnes,s, his countenance doth bebo'd 
ihe ]'hili6liucs may be against bim," kill thee, now (hercforc I pray thee ' 'l"^"P"g''t," "and Joniitban brought 
4e. ,,i|;p |,e„i ,„ iiivscif until the morn- ' T'avid to Saul and be Wiisi i bis pres- 

David wao far from U-iug eager to '"S< and abide 'in a «.crct place and ! ="« as in litnes past, and there »:„ 
">.!)ra,^ the tempting offer which war ''!<''■ '^vwlf, and I will go a.:.l com- ■ "'ar :iga.n, and Dav.d went out ami , ^,|, -^ j,„,^j,_ i,„, ,, ^,„, „„,,i „,,|^,,,^ 
""do him. He preferred rather i„ wiih mv father of thee, and j f""Sl't with the Philistines and slew ! jj „|_^,, 

"l-unc it. yet in a way that should ,' «l'al I see that will I tell thee. And ; H""' "'ith a great slaughter 

•"igirc ofienoe, exiieeting for such •'"•'"''""' spake good of David unto triumph that thus attended the ar- i„„l in the j)ntlmn_% 
"•• ido oust'jjn . f the tim-«, that a Sa-' his tiither and said unto him, mies of I'avid, and the sli'l strongT death. 

lI"avino.5s in the heart ^f »nun muk- 

In tho way of lighteonsness *> jili; 
ol" llrir.-- '< t ' 



I of ail. I did not miml the differences 
j as much an otliers. Some 1 found, 
1 who thought that a union of pnictirre 

|acceptablctoChri9tthe80verei;;nhead whone ancestors brought this same ! say tlmt the contemplated proceed 

flimgle mode of praclijc from Mary 
land nearly one hundred yearn ago, 
and from Pennsylyania at the begin- 
njpgof tlic present century, and who 
practiced so during their life witlicut 
the necessity of such a course, and \ knowing oi any other, or even of a 
preferred a uiduu with Christ and !iis , change when they departed this life. 


word. And this led mo often to talk 
and inquire «f tlic old and experi- 
cncetl, in regard to liow tliese dilVer-. 
ences canie, and wlicnue they origi- 
nated. I nnderaiood them, that the 
most weighty ililfurenoe wa.s in tlie 
obiiervance of the ordinances of feet- 
washing. This did the mure astonish 
mc, as [ thou^it thai the pUiinnusss 
of dc'scriptiou, and llie sacrcdtiess of 
their olyect could not, in tiie least, 

ctjntributc to prosperity, 

After a ',i.'riouh sickness of Lung 
I'Vvcr, and in a stato ofconvalcscenoe, 

yet Htill confined to my room, in the | tobcaascntial fur prosperity, although 
|M.TUBal of letters of old dates, and i obtained by a mild coerslon of some 
scraps of memoranda, many jmst of the churches. I cuuld never see 
events of my life were brought to my 
mind, and among the most impor- 
tant, the cauBCH of the beginning of 
my pilgrimage, to the promised land 
(»f rest, and how these were produced 
by the reading of such passsgcs in 
the New Testament, as the wiyings 
of Chrlat the Uedeeincr. "I am the 
"I am the door," "Learn of 
*'I liave given you an cxamido, 
that you should do an I liave done to 
von." "Ifyc lovo me keep my com- 
mandments." "Knter into the strait 
gate." Ac. But how to do this in 
my loneliness, to get into the fold, 
and to have company on tlic narrow 
nmd, to lielp and aisist tlic jouin-y to 
pnisuc, was something quite iH!r|)h'x , 
ingto me. Ilained in a foreign land 
Hitd educated in what is uille 1 a 
Christian church, yet not satisfied of 
it being a Kpiritual one, I searched 
for one among the different denomi- 
nations I knew of in my neighbor- 
liood, but for nearly twj years, could 
not get any satisfaction, each seemed 
to be lacking some eenentiul part, 
which I believed it ought to possess. 
l''inally, ashy a kind I'rovidence di- 
ricted, 1 gotacqnaintel with the first 
orgiiniftKl church of brethren in Iowa, 
:ind found the life of itu monibcrs, 
])ractice, woi*ship, and rule of ehnroh 
government eorrcflpondlng to all, as 
I had already observed in Scripture 
il sliould be. To these, without kimw- 
ing, and without asking, whether 
ilu-ro are many or few such church- 
CK in the land, I attached myself, and 
was happy in my olioice ever since. 
After A number of years of peace, af- 
lectionate union and harmony, I 
changed locution, and with it formed 
acquaiiitanco willi others of some- 
what different opinions and senti" 
monU, caused perliaps by a dilfeivnt 

In this war this practice came in the 
West, and is perhaps tiic cause it is 
so practiced by the churches of the 
dascendents of two lines of ancestors 

ngs, look to me something like thci 
innumerated. Yet believe mc, (Im: 
what 1 say I mean it for tlie beat. 
and in love. Jie careful then dearlv 
boiovcd, that ir you do look back U>r 
direction, tliat you lti<'k back fai 
enough, and 1ft notliing inlc rven'- 
between your sight, yea looT^aelc d. 
Jesus, the anth'>r and finisher of our 
faith. Then if the race is ended, as ij. 
soon will be, with the mofit of us, a 

who practice<l so in both the East and j crown of glory, ami of r 


the West, and these, with the word 
so strong on their side, cannot, I 
think, be inducwd to depart from it. 
From the knowledge and acqualnt- 
anc'e I have of them, I can say, tliey 

while the i do not hold to their practice alouc, 

I difierciice was manifest to the world 
and all could see on which side the 
I right rested. However I felt happy 
when some were amicably arranged, 
! and hope those causing yet conten- 
tion may spctrdily be adjusted, aud all 
become united aud practice according 
to the example aud iutcniion of the 
I Author and prccei)Ior. Then only, 
when all fear aud restraint is laid 
aside, and the boon of contention put 
out of the way, will, and can the 
true Gospel light shine, aud men glo- 
rity ,God and tlie Cnurches every- 
where truly prosper. 

I'ermit me however to say liere, 
that the plan adopted, now iu pro- 
gress, and the object under inve^ti- 
gutiju, seems not to answer, the high 
aud great importance tlie Scripture 
ought to be held in, X think and al- 
ways regarded that what it aeaches 
should be the first consideration, and 
receive the best attention. The truth 
thererof siould, on all occasion, be 
rcgaixled and appreciated, above the 
testimony, of how the early bretliren 
practiced, especially as the reord of 
that practice niust be considerable ob- 
scure, and cannot be seen and under- 
stood by a great, yet otherwise sins 
cere and honest portiou, of those im- 
mediately and c.-Jiinentiy concerned. 
1 have no fears, and do not doubt 
that if the correotuess of the primi- 
tive practice of the brethren in the 
onlinance of feet-wa.-.hing Is ascertain 

because their ancestors done so, but 
thai they do it out of respect to the 
Scriptures, and obedience to the ex- 
ample and commandment of Chrii^t, 
our Lord and Master, and to abtain 
the benefit of his intention. For it is 
evident that he aimed, tlint we should 
refresh our mind by the observance of 
this ordinance to the duties we each 
owe to one another, the same as we 
are to remind and refresh ourselves 
in the communion, or io the breaking 
of the bread, and the dcviding of the 
cup, of the obligation to Hini, for the 
atonement He made with His broken 
body, and His epilled blood, and all 
for to effect our salvation. 

These are some of my views, and 
I think I reason from the Scriptures. 
I know I hold its teachings above 
anything else, I love it. it was my 

will be given us by the hands of Jw- 
Sits our Lord and Master. Amen. 

Law -tmrr, h'niyf.s. 


When one rcfl*»cts upon the bumai. 
race, lie cannot but arrive at the con- 
clusion that man is the most helples-i 
and despicable creature living. A con- 
tinual heir to calamity and misfortune, 
with which he is beset momentarily, 
and subject to danger on all sides, who 
may become mi.scrable by innumerablf 
calamities which could not be forseeii, 
much less remedied had they been ap- 
parent. But we can console ourselviv 
while we are so reprehensible to so nianj 
misfortunes, by remembering that On 
is exercising a constant guardiausli: 
over us. — One who has contingencies ;■ 
his will, and by whose unerring aii. 
they arc directed to those who arc d 
serving. One i>ho has iu His hamU, 
the administration of everytliing capa- 
ble of discommoding us: who is con- 
scious of our necessities, and only wail> 
to bestow upon those who may ask of 


text book in the schooling of my ' his bountious store, and who 

vdumling into onr faith, yet 1 cannot | od and generally adopted, that it will 
liclp but hold to that fii-st good Ion- j hi hereafter done in what in now can- 
non. It w;w nearly at the end of the I wl the single mode. For 1 have it 
first half of thirty years that! was | *"'"""' the ini)uih of one, who lived 

from tlie voir 1730 to the year of 
1800, in Lancaster Co., Pa. He went 
with Wii parents, (his lather being an 
Klder) to the communion or big meet- 
ing*, as Iu* c-alk'd them, and saw those 
with the long apron on, wash and 
wipe the others feet, salute him, and 
then give the apron to another. I 
saw him do the same for manv years 
in the West. 1 also have the record 
of churches organized in an early day 
iu North Carolina and Kentucky, 

tonneeled with ti»e church, that I 
learnetl of existing dilVcrences be- 
tween the ditlVrent rliurohes, aud es- 
)iecially between some of those in the 
Kii-t and tlnwc in llu- West. Still as 
I was aware that it wa-* oulv in ont- 
ward prat titv, and knew not of a dif- 
tcroni'o iu int^Mitiun, and as I was con- 
(i lent and satisfied that acconling to 
S,'ripturo, aud as I seen those with 
wbouj I bci'ame aivjuaintel, were in- 
dependent of each other, and each to 

have bis own duty to perform, to be land later in Missouri, and Illioi 

faith, and my companion and guide 
for over half the days and years of 
my Ufe, therefore I reverence the 
teachings it contains, and respect alt 
that is done, in which it seems lo 
have the preference. This is what 
made me protest against the adopted 
plan, and the point on which satisfac- 
tion on the practice of feet'-washing 
might be given. I thought from the 
beginning that it would not be the 
best, nor safest way, for we are cer- 
tain that the primitive brethren at^ 
the supper before they washed feet, 
and this was changed in after years, 
and that satisfactory; besides it is 
not always right lo look to the found- 
ers of the church, and just remain as 
they then sbirtetl. Methodists quote 
Wesley. The Disciples rcicr to Alex- 
anber Campbell, Tresbyterians look 
int» their articles of faith, made 
more than 200 years ago, and even 
the Monastic orders of old times 
would in any dispute or controversy 
fall back on the works of their 
founder and patron saint, to help them 
Lout. Pardou me, therefore wlieo I 


confidence in Him. The natural obey 
sance, which such a creature shoulii 
tender such an illimitable wise a bciti^ 
as God, is nothing shoit of an undevi- 
ating confidence iu Him, for the convt 
niences of life, witliout which Ijfewoull 
certahily become extinct, and a coufiii- 
ing reliance on him, to support ao'i 
su&Uiin ns in times of trouble, and de- 
liver us from the power of thedcstroyo' 
and its attendant destructions. 

He who hnppily lives in this pr^ 
dominant inclination, has not the snniu 
gloomy views of human nature, as bo 
who thinks himself an epitome froir 
this divine relation. When he rcflccij 
upon his own weakness aud imperfec- 
tions, he consoles himself by contcm 
plating upon those godly qualities whiii' 
are employed for bis happiness. He'- 
conscious of his own feebleness wlif- 
he becomes acquainted with the a!' 
powerful nature of bis helper, who ■< 
the Christ. To be brief, that pcrsi' 
who can place a resolute confidence '" 
Jesus, is influential, judicious and hai"- 
py. He secures the benefit of everf 
divine attribute, and is deprived of li"^ 
own inadiquacy in the completeness ^^ 
intended perfection. To make our li^^ 
felicitous, we must place conBdencc ■ 




Ilim wlio will assist. Among the many \ found rest to our son's ; rather than 

motives wliich might he eraployeil to i nioet in public, speak harshly, render 

,ncourage lliis duty, I will only advance evil for evil, and vrx ; rather than 

u few, of which the most prominent is, ' niake peace, and get into that dilem- 

thosc who phice confidence in Him will "la whidt makes the last worse than 

not be forgotten. But apart from the the first. Our dearchildren are near 

consideration of the supernatural bless- and see our spirii, hear our words, 

jng which attends this duty, we may ^ a,„i ^^,^ separate without a settlemont. 

notice that it tends to its own reward, t-i i u • *i i i- 

riotii-c iii.i*. "v IV. IV ^ , rj ij^.jj Ijj^^^, ^jj ^.^ brinj; tlieni lieforc 

or more explicitly, the firm confidence, , ,^ fi-i j i i i 

1 ■■ .1. Ai„; !,.„ ;„ o „«,.rn,.f„i the altar of Ood rnd make known to 
reposed in tlie Almighty, is a powcrlul i 

auxiliary to getting clear of affliction, t^^f'" the truth of God, wlicn tiu'y 

or to the bearing of it in a manner as can read our eondeninution in the 

;i Christian only can. He who thinks 

lie has help and believes he is acting in 

bight of it often as is natural exerts j^^^^ ^^^^ 

liimself to his utmost, and performs 

things th:it would afterwards amaze 

liim. Things that cannot he equalled 

by one in dissimilar ciicuraslancus »itli- 

uut such a coiiti'lence of success. Reli- 

Holy Scriptures? How can we in"* 
vite sinners to Jesus, when we raau" 
His spirit? Can they not 
with propriety te'l us to " cast the 
beam out of our own eyes?" A sad 
thought comes and yet it is so, I have 
seen, but not experienced s-o mucli 

ttiici in the help of Him will inevitably yet, that frequently men are called 
secure cheerfulness. Confidence I say, 
is all that is requisite for the things 

naturally to be wished for in such a 
itate, and that which will, and only 
ran alleviate those direful calamities 
wbicli we cannot remove, is confiilcnce. 

The mind of man can only be com- 
forted liy the practice of this virtue, 
when overwhelmed by poverty and af- 
fliction, but most of all is tiiiit comfort 
given iti the hour of death. With soul 
Ijovering in the last liour of its depart- 
ure, wlien it is making its exit from 
one state to immediately enter into an- 
other, to become acquainted with new 
thino-s, tilings lljat were never until 
now realized. Tell me, what can sus- 
tain it; under such tremblings of thought 
and anxiety, but a firm and unwavering 
confidence in Him who is its Author. 
W. II. Reed. 

Morklesburg, Pa. 


to labor iii the ministry and some find 
fuutt, but never make known the 
fault, but act rather cool, when often 
a few words out oflove might net all 
right. It is said that " those that tell 
us of our faults arc our be<t friends," 
those that tell us not, but plot our 
downfall are our enemies. 

The rule holds good between con- 
gregations, and how can we with 
propriety and iu truth say '' forgive 
U9 our debts as we forgive our debts 
ora " when we will or do not lirgive. 
Be assured that God will not f^j'-give 
while we hold revenge. And how 
can we expect the approbation of 
God's law, when we violate it in the 
beginning by first telling to others 
and asking advice before we approach 
the brethren ihat gave the offence? 
In short I believe that should we set- 
tle when together, that tiie Church 
would have a riglit to call us to an 
account for what we publish previous 
to our interview. May God grant 

A secret society is what many 
(hink of, talk of, and attempt tojus- 
tify in various wavs. Thc're is but 
two secrets that we are to keep which 
iiavc God's approbati'm. One is, en>' j us grace to know and do his will 
ler our closet or retired place of de- I "that we may have a right to the 
vution, and pour out our hearts desire ] tree of life, and enter in tnrougli the 
In God in secret, with a full resigna j ^^^cs, into Iho city/' where sickness, 
tion to God's will in faith of what we : sorrow, paiu and death are felt and 
jiytition, and a practical life, of our j feared no more. Wm. Sadleb. 

'oiifeesion, that God may 
reward us openly." 

Next, God requires all Christians 
when they believe themselves offen- 
ded bv their brethren, to go to the 

'will Nankin, Ohio. 

Fur the Pilyrim. 


What incftueBt tlioii, Oslerper ? arise call 
"m. that -ave the offence alene, ami ' "P"" '"i^.^f.^if 1° ^: "l" «'■<! "i" """'' 

nmke known wdicrein the offence 
wounded them, and if he hears, then 
th(y have gained their brother, or 
brethren. I would here say if this ! 
iiijuuction of iScripture was fully j 
obeyed, what a multitude of sins | 

upon us, thai wc perish not." Jonali 1 : 6. 

Jonah was a Hebrev/, a minor 
prophet, and the word of the Lord 
came to him saying, "arise go to Xin- 
eveh that great city, and cry against 
it, for their wickedness is come up 

'i.ight be hill,— never .levelope.l, and ; j^^f^^^, ,|,^ ,^„^^ ., j,,i, ,,,,3 „^( „ 

pleasant tusk for Jonali, and he rose 

ii'when the parlies meet in a secret 
place, they would bow in the pres- 
c'lce of an All seeing God, and ask 
Him to help them to help each other, 
iind then conclude with tl^e words 

Jonah lay fast asleep, wlien they had 
cast forth the wares of the ship, the 
ship master broke forth in the lan- 
guage of the text, "What meanest 
thou, O sleeper?" Then the 
inquiry what shall wc do unto thee? 
He said take nic up and c;ist me forth 
into the sea. What a thouglit ! I 
have not done my duty, cjust me out, 
I deserve it, it is my just doom. 

Friendly reader, this will be our 
condition, if we do not obey the Gos- 
pel. If wc try to slip around il, 
when the judgment comes wc must 
say, cast me into outer darkness ; my 
sentence is just, I deserve it, God lias 
done his part, and we have neglected 
our duty, wc thought it was not so 
particular, it is too late now, if I 
only could live my lime over again, 
how careful I would be. Then, 
"awake thou that sleepcst, and nrl^o 
from the dead, and Christ shall give 
thee light." Do not waste your lime 
i and talents until it is too late, "To 
day if you hear his voice harden not 
your hearts." Take the word (tf God 
for the man of your counsel, and von 
will be admitted into the heavenly 
Jerusalem, where all is lovo, joy and 
peace. The very ihought is enough 
to stir us up to our duty, for we have 
the promise of a liundred fold in this 
life, and life everlasting in the world 
to come. We may profess the name 
of Clirist, and yet be asJeep. We 
may not pray enough, or neglect 
some of the commandments. O let 
us arouse and be lively stones in the 
building of God, or meat for the 
Master's use, that wc may all enter 
the portals of glory, and there strike 
glad hands, with those who have 
washed their robes, and made them 
white, in the blood of the Lamb. 

J. 15. MlI.LLR. 

Alma Bank, Pa. 


A thing inirnnrtal ; Time can not 
change it; Death can not quench it; 
Eternity cannot waste or destroy it ! 
From th cradle to the grave it com- 

— yea, though the coflRn and tli« 
shroud, the cold clods of the valley, 
and the long grasses of many a year 
hide from our learbedimmed eye* 
the sweet form tiiat was ever trans- 
figured into angelic radiance by it« 
presence, yet from tlie chores of the 
receding Past this niother-lovc drifti 
over to us with all the vividness of 
the days when she was with ns; and 
it comes back to i.s from the beautiful, 
llcyoud, in its infinite fcuderness still 
yearning over us, and In-inging u» 
hope as wc struggle in the close con- 
tests of life. 

Going m>t out forever, and settinij 
not, *ti.s a guidiug^tar by whose far- 
reaching light we may pilot our frail 
barks from billow on to billow acrogK- 
the stormy sea of Time, and auchor 
at last at the tiidcless shore of a coun- 
try whose mansions are Home indeed, 
hallowed and inade pure by the pray- 
erful \\]i\U born ofa mother's love. — 
Phrenological Journal. 


" Anotlicr year," elie said, " another yo«r 
Tliest ro8CB I have watched with lo rnutl 
Ilnve watclu'd and icnd<d without pain or 
8Iian bud and bloom for me exccedlnt; 
fair — 
.4notlipr year.*' she said, " another year." 

".-InoUicryrar," she said, "another'yeai, 
My life perhaps may luid and bloom again 
May bud and bloom like thene red ros^« 
Unlike Iheni, U-ndM wilb regret and pain 
ylnotlier ycui, pcrhap's, another year." 
" AmMier year, nli, yea I anolhei year, 
When liloom my roaeB, ul! my lite shall 
When summer comPB, my euramer too'll 
be herr, 
And I shall cease to wander in this glooiu 
j-luother year, ah, ye.^ ! another year. 

" For nb ! another year, another vear. 
I'll Het my lifu in richer, Blronger aoi'l, 
ylnd prune the weeds away that creep li-i 
,4n(l watch and tend with cea«ing toil 
Another year, all, yes I another year." 

/Inolher year, nlas I another year. 

The roHee all lay withering ere their prlnit. 
Poor blighletl bnds, with scanty leave* 
and oere, 
Drooping and dying long before their 
j4nolbcr year, alas 1 another year." 

And ah ! another year, another year, 
Low, like the blighted dying buds, she 
WhoBC voice had propheaicJ without ;i 
Whose hand had trimmed the rose tree 
dny by day 
To bloom anolht-r year, another year. 

The reason some people seem to 
have nothing to do is liccausc they J' 

passes ns about, growing stronger ' nothing. I.ny hold and do somrthinj^ 
when temptation besets us, beeumingjand you will always have something 
holier wdien adversity tries ns, and I to do. If y u can not have tlie pri*- 
more God-like to save when the black- ilege or opportunity to be l*resrden:, 
ne<s of despair gathers its horrors , Comluctor, or Kngineer on a railroad, 

up to fl'ce to Tarshish from the pres- 
ence of the Lord. We have no doubt 
but that he cxjiect'^d a ]}leasant time. 

around us. Forsaking ns not, though 
deserted by all other.-', it clings to us 
with a spell wlilch no charm c;in dis- 
solve, with a strength which no pow- 
er can sunder. 

that Jf.sus taught 

iild not the ! I^i't it was quite difTerent. Why so? 

Work be shortened, and better 
" Proclaim abroad 
The Iiono'*6 of our Savior God," 
•Tnd bhuw to the woi Id tlint we huve 
been with Je^^us, learned of Hini, and 

Because lie did cot obey the Lord. — 

He could not flee from the presence 

of God. The Lord sent cut a great I that bosom (oreve 

wind into the sea, so that the ship j soulful 

j In the morning, at noonday, and 

I at eventide, it in aUvay.s onrs ; and 

' though the dear huart whose every , life to (he service of God that other 

i throb was actuated by it is iiushed in , may fall in love with Jesus. Kee| 

ay hold of a plow or IwH-and be s tmi - 
tiling and somebody. If you can n.ii 
be a pulpit [irencher or a publie pra^ ■< 
ing man, or Sunday-st.-hool teacher, 
and if that is above your station or 
oalliiif; do something ami bo sonu- 
tiiiogjust where _w>u arc, lead such h 

thongli the once your own garden clean — free from tin 

s glow not with it now, 

weeds cf nin. anrf vnu will alwavR 

was in diingcr iif being broken. Xow , and the mute lips breathe it no mi r«, have something to do. — 7. A'. Fhn/. 



D-'ijvwed Before to?, Bifling 8ur uterary , . " '^ 

I has hid iM stern form upon nature, ' tlmn the unnlticntcil savage that ; term resolve in have a Hobic reooKl ■ 

ev-ity. of 8»lem Collsg?. Dec 6th. 1871. 


'J lie wliei-N of time keep rolling 

'1' ha.*< Iwen change** 


roams the forest. Tliii«, in this pro- one that will shine in (he fotnn ...... 

our ^grcMivc age ami free land, how very of t|n,e. Ami while wc tbnnk tl.. 

»fcverr goorl nn-I [XTfect gift., 
fir [Tle'wing inniim<'m!>^e. n-hi.-h Ikivk 

piiip^'d «incc we met at the College, 
art<I lintciicd Ut the opening exercises 
I'l" the Fiill tern». An'I now kind 
Iricind* H'e come Ijefore^oii this eve. 
with the closing c-KcreiHt"! of our 
pi'Ciunt term, and oarne-stly ho]»e that 
'■ji'h and every ono present, maybe 
r.I^hly entertained during the even 

; ichool. Borne of our highly estecnwl ; '"M""''""' '' '' ''of '''O vontli to • Q: 
classmates that met with UM day after UJura'e themselves, and he fully 
I .lay in the chapel, listened to the . prep"'"'-'' t" enter npon the duties o( ^,f^,„,„^„j ,„ „,, ^^.^^,, ,;,, , ,^, 

life. Youth i.i the time for seed- ' ' ' 

sowing, and the sei^on of confi lenoe. 
is only the youlli that is capable 
i that were daily olfereil, are gone nut | of bettowing any la.sting service upon 

Ibc future ages of mankincJ. The 

great benefactors cease lo bo swell as 

voices respond, we i ^o"" ''■'' l''^y become hopeless of the 

outh. Many a reformer loses his 

zail through what he consider* the 

o-.ivard towards eternity, imprew'cd reading of thai sacre.l volume, niin 
w:h the different changes a* they i k'«' ''K-'r ™'^" ^''H' <>'■" in the ""^ 
f .•! along. liut a short tiuHj has | "™' melodic anrl fervent prayers: ''' 

I npon the worM to di-charge the du- 
j ties assigned thcin. When the roll 
is called and no 
^ ! gtze around and our eye liUIs uprin [ > 
f t the vaciTit seat, and then how sadly 
I do we ini.-^ them, nn<l thi 
familiar faws that formerly occupied 
...,. KnterUinments of tliis kind '1™"- Thus it is in daily lifi-. We 
nie fretiuently giv»i>, and they arc of! ''"' »"' become acquainted with one 
Mi-h great utility, that every atlempt , "''J'^J-'t ''''' e^c wo look around it has 

ask His divine blef^'ings to rest otii,^ 
^ us ; and.our endf3\crs lo je < k wI.-iIovk 

and knowledge, and brighten our 
i faith as wc glide along through lift!. 

Then shall our pursuitfl not be in 
i vain, and .such as will not cause Uf 

regret and sorro-.r. And as t*rin at- 
. ter term closes and wo conio befoi« 

to give frodi pi-oduclions of ihein, , "■'"i"'"''' ""'''y- It only remains for 
and to improve the young mind can i "'' '" ^ preparing to meet the changes, 
« areely be deenieil out of order ; but i ^Ve aiM well aware that the ago we 
no the contrary, should he of such a ' live in is a progressive one. Every 
I haraelor, as to gain the inlenvtaiiil : ''"y "'c aro almost startled by the 

lu-:irty approval of all 

It can hardly be rcaliwd that our 

■ > I ■ ■ ,1 t ■ -1 >oi' with our entertainments, vou can 
ink of the I '"'"'■r'"!; inllueneo of riper wisdom, , '„„. , . '.'""•'" 

iimoiiin.! n 1 ' I surely say wo are advancing bv llii 
r occunicdl»''«" " '' nothing more than the! ,,,, .... •...,, " " 

olwcuring bhadows of an age- that 

sliouhl have be>n ke))t off by the t 

youthful endeavers and aspirations of! 

his spirit. God has given us minds ' 

which arc capable of accomplishifig ' 

high and noble designs. But it is only i 

by cultivating and gradually c.xjian- 

ding the mind, that we know what | 

it is capable of producing. It is 

railed upon to separate for a shor 
time, llut so it is and will Ix) to the 
en 1 of lime ; — everything ha.s it.s 
etiange. It so ordained by the 
Atllwisc 15eing among the wonders 
•iii'l b'es4ii),gs (tf creation, and aeeorN 
ding to Ilis divine laws, time is con- 
stantly presenting in with some 
I haiige. The earth has ill daily 
motion to perform ; the seasons have 
their changes. Indeed itHcemslhat 
clinngo n«nd alterations form the very 
I'ssenco of the v.'orld, nothing ic* pcr- 
li'fl. It in from change that we receive 
all the pleasing iioveliies of life. The 
alteration of day ami night ftiniishos 
in with the beautiful descriptions of 
I'li'iisures and benefit we fcecivc from 
rhangcs, for ere we have grown wea- 
ry with the toil and labor of the dav, 

' revelation of some new invention, we 

can hardly keep step with the prog- I only by hard mental labor and eser- 

ticMi that wc ae<|uirc knowledge. 
Therefore, how e;ireful should the 
student be in improving the golden 
hours of youth, and storing his mind 
with useful knowledge. When he 
enters the walls of oiir College we 
should have improvement stamped 
upon the wing of time, and pureue 
our studies ardently, and remem 
that we have a noble object in view 
f'T upon us depend the futuia welfare 

piv^onl term has closed, and «e a'c ' reus of changes. Some he'p is in 

t j readiness for the Riin[)Ie8t operation ; 
new theories lake the place o( old, 
and every step s+'cms Hearing perfec 
tion. "Wc pause and look back oi> *he 
few past years, and a^e what wonder- 
ful changes have been wrought. The 
great jirogress of civilization is mov> 
ing onward with the swiftness of an 
avalanche. Astronomers are making 
new discoveries, and reveuliijg secret 

that were always in darkness to past ! of society, and the general advance- 

ghli draws around u« and ive pre- | changing of kingdoms to fr 

jiaro lo rest ; and wlmn- the beautiful 
iiiorii returns we greet it with pleas- 


Vhilosophy is searching the dejitlis 
of nature, and giving us deeper causes 
lo investigate and c.vaminc. We have 
stood in profound awe to sec the 
changes in nature, the terrible earth- 
q lakes that have shaKerod the earth, 
the bursting of \oleanoes, the new 
phenomena, the great discoveries, ihe 
■CO govern • 

nienls, and slavery for freedom, and 
the general advancement of society, 

ment of the age, for in time's changes 
the ones that arc now filling the 
important duties of life, will be called 
away to try the realms of another 
world. It will then depend upon 

works our intellectual minds havi.' 

The present term has passed off 
pleasantly lo all, and wo arc trulv 
sorry to think it has closed. To yon 
kind and >rorthy Professors we e^ 
tend our sincerest thauks for flic 
many trsefo'l instructions you havs 
imparted to us, and the arduous la- 
bor you havo performed for our 
benefit, and the lively zeal you hay* 
manifested in our welfare. Wear* 
highly indebted lo your honor.s, ancf 
cannot find words to express Ihe 
gratitude wo feel you ; and 
long after our .school-days are past, 
we will cherish your memorv, and 
may God bestow His blessings on- 
her ^°"' ""'' prosperity smile upon youir 
' path as you iiil the duties of life. Let 
us remember t' at the community it 
watching to sec whether we are ad- 
vancing. The prosperity of om- 
College depends greatly upon u', 
Thorefijre, let us make an effort to 
gain a fame for ourselves as well as 
for the College, so that in after year'- 

the progress we hcvo maile r.t sdiool | ^^^^"^ College may rank 

lire, and again resume our labor with j and the human mind is ever at work 
vigor. Thus every cliiiuge has a [ and constantly revealeiig ilu' 

one ran tell 

charm peculiar la itself, and affords I ries of nature, and no 

some interesting innovations. As {what clinngc-s the future will bring 

the beautiful summer has passed ; fmth. Hut during all this time the 

away with its golden luirvesl, its 
beautiful lorc.^ts, its fields of verdure, 
its balmy evenings and bright sunny 
days, and there is but a faint sliiidow 
ofits lustre and enehaiUmi'nls. The 
beautiful birds that made the liircs's 
ring wiih their ehanling ineleHlios 
and ehecrwl the ghuldened h 'art, have 

progre.'* of education is rapidly mov- 
ing forward ; new cliangca and |>l3ns 
are bi'ing adopted, and our great ed- 
ucali..nal interests are stepping fur- 
ward with a qniekrr pace, and a 
higher view than ever before. Ed- 
ucational institutions are springing 
. "P "" over the laiul, and are supuor- 
llowa to fnrer dimes, and in tlieit ' led .th the • should be, f„r they' are 
-lead there is a dead slillne,'* in the ; th« lHti»ht«t diadems thot crowu our 
Ibresls.cxeept the rustic of tin. brown :laml. It is the ailtnre we receive 
•tinged Icav,*, oramourn«'nl requiem [ in these inslitutions that raises and 
of the wind as it sighs among the | elistinguishcs us from the barbarous 
l.ianehrs oflhe duseiletllrees. The • tribes. Culture is the kcv that uns 
beaMtiful flowers ihal clotted the land- , locks thec'm.dv prison of the dimuond 
s,ape and .'«s.rat«l our homes, and i and brings forth its beautiful daz- 
klle.1 the air with their fr.igrant per- 1 zling ravs. If it were not for the 
ionics, have all flwl a«ay, anil winter cuitu 

were not 
re of our iiitoUectual faculties 

, ■,i, •, I 1- , , , . ' „.i«»iv-iiii.n luuuiiies . -"" "" *'".", 11'/ ci.issniaic 

with It, howling blas'.s and icy fetlc™ • I doubt that we would be any better ."s we eommenee the labo^^of anoth 

how well wc discharge those duties, j 
The mind cannot be loo deeply iin- > 
prcs.sed with the .advantages .and ben- 1 
efits of a thorough eHlucalion. We are 
amply rewarded for all our labors in 
striving to obtain an education, when 
we lake into consideration the pleas- 
ures and comfin;t3 it affijrds us. Igno- 
rance to the curse of God, knowledge 
the wing wherewith wo fly io Heaven; 
And as our prcscikt term is closed, 
and we arc prejiaring to enter upon 
the duties of another, let us set our 
aim higher ahM enter njion our duties 
with a determiiialion of e.tcejlin" the 
past in every lesiiect, and hecomi-n/ 
more protieicnt in the sciences we arc 
pursuing. The acts of the p.ast we 

the grandest iDstiiulions- of onr n- 
tion ; that wc c;iu look back and sav, 
within its walls we gained cur knowl- 
edge, and ever recall those hours we 
spent there— the happiest of our e.v- 
isience, and give to the future gener- 
ations some of the iustniciions our 
worthy l^ofessors taught us there. 
No doubt often during the coming 
week, wo will im.igino wc hear the 
sweet pealing sounds of the College 
bell inviting us to come, or the swe.t 
smiling faces that so often greeted 
each other. May the great God watch 
over us and bring us together again, 
and if i.t should be the lot of some not 
to meet with us again, miiy j cice at- 
tend them through life, and fie=k. 

can u(T,!r e.\peet to recall. The record ! '""'"o'^ he strewn on their 

way. And 

when life's voyage is run, may we all 
meet again in mansions above, pre- 

is made up. But the ftiture is before 
us and each and every one of us , 

should make this a subject of thonght 1 ^^'''^'^ '"r the good and righteous, 
— what shall my future record be 
and act ac<\)rdicgly ? For it remains 
with ourselves to decide what prog- 
ress wo will make ; wo are the buil- 

der of our fortunes, and 

our prosperity 

depends on the foundation we lay ii 
youth. Let us theai, my cl.issniates. 

Whoso despisoth tho word shall b« 
destroyed : but he that feareth the oom- 
manilments shall bo rewarded. 

Lying lips aro an abomination t9 
tho Lorsl : but they that deal truly ari 
his delight. 

Righteousness keepoth him that i» 
upright in tho way. 





limriJDnil yonng persons wc find tliose |in the (aslilons and cuBtouis of the 
who liad, and have, not only moral. 1 world ; wliat do you think your chil- 
RBJirKEEP. THT CREATOR IM THT '"'' hsinblc Chrijlian parents, who j'lren will do? (,'an you give tliera 
YOUTH- j iiavc forgotten Iheir early trainiii,;-. ; Glirislian training;? Canyon bring 

Children ofnianv prayers ai;d of manv I them up in the nurture ami a^linoui- 

■• Hcmemb^r now thy Creator in tte dajs ^ „|,„^^ ^^^{ ;j,,,,„^ j^^,,, j,,^,;, : (;„„ „f „,„ i_„^,, ^^,,^„ ^.^,, ^_.^ ^^^ .^ 

• tthTvoina." LcolcelRtes 12 ; I. :. , . " . , , ^ , .. 1 ii T 1 I ^ . . 

,■",,. „ ,. o ■ T . 1 in th"ir arms and asked G<k1 to bless ll'c Ixird ynursclvea i" And yon 

In the iaw of this iseriptnre, 1 ask, , , , , . , . ^. , „ i i .. , 

' ,, ' them, have torneil I hiir backs to God, y'""'K '"en and women, brethren and 
vwjiv arc our yonnEr people jrer.erallv i .i ■ /■ . .t n i 
^ >-• I 1 h - , niid tlieir iaeea to the llesli 

;rrelit;lous? I might reply, because 
they ehoosc to be so, and the fault is j 
with Iheni, and so dismiss the subject. 
Hut as there neoes.<ar:Iy uiufet bo some 
pauses why our young people gener- 
i*l!y are irreligious, 1 wish to consider 
•ho subject a little farther 

I think the fact that 

and are • sillers, who are not yet parent.", I ail- 
not only iiTcligious today, but gnws i <'''<^** "'""g "'''1' ll'osc abnrc. Will 
immoral sinners. lint these arc e.t- I .™" S" "» '" ''"^ "'ny of sin and folly, 
rcpiionsloiherule, andilonotchitnge ; '<"'B''"'".?y"i"'<-'''«>t"i' >n the days 
,' ; the fact, that the prevailing irreligion { "''.VO'ir youth ? There arc wei;,'hty 
of the young people, is the result, i ■'('"sons why you should remember 
(0 a great e.ttei.t, of fiiilurc on the ' y'"' ^-'i'^''"'' '" yo'ir young days, 
part of parents. For had all the pa- ; I'*'- I' '* important that you should 

]teopIe ge'.:erally are irreligious, must 

-^ °""S' I |.pn(^ oc „ur country for the la,st thirty j '^'> <*" l>eeanse (iod said you should. 

years been religious, and had trained ; "'"1 'liis f>)onc should overrule ever; 

in f)art at least, be ascribed to parcnUd ; , . ..., '",. .' , . i carnnl m^nniitrf , ,-/*/.,! «.».,:.,«* :» 

' . .' . , . , .,' . their children religiously, our present I ""^'"" ""''"'""S "^<'" •^F'>""'t It. 

ne;>;lect HI training their cliilclren in, . ,,, ' • /< i I '2nd It is imnnvtnnf t,> ,r,v .^ I,, 

=> , • ? , igenerntKin woulil be strong in God I ^""' ^'i^ impoitaut to uo so-, he- 

Iheway lu winch they should go. | " , , ., , . ... .. . I cause the vonnr» aire Is ihp l(.ii-Mlri.» 

.,.-,. . , ; , " and Irulh, and lemiitatiim the gate- '"'"'*' -'""".s ".s'^ "* '"<> leaiuing 

i-or if tins IS propcriv done wu have! . ,, ' , " .,„(, and we h-\ve nlre-nlv sr-r^n ,.l,nv.. 

, ,.',', ;,. , ,. . 1 way to bill wotild have been corres- "'o^' •"'" ™<^ " "^ "i™'"i> seen aoove 

"he authority 01 the \\ord of inspira- ; ,- , , in., /■ -, • i timf u-n mnat l„o,.., *,„,^,-,-fi.:,.™ «,.,) 

J ' i ,ti>T>(iin(ri\r wo-) i.-t-tm/i The lailiirc IS ^"ao "e must leal !i eveiyttung, aiui 

w is the evil lo ■ *o the love and fear of Ood, with 

t,IIC Ultlll'llliy VI (.IIE ITUIM Ml IIIOI-lliI- ' >• I (1 

/ , 1 1 1 -n ' i»»iniini'iv weaUeiK'ti. 

lion, limtwhen tlioy are olil, tlioy will - [^^jj ^^ ^.^j p,^p_ |j,,, 

not dcimrt from it. M:\u is an inii- ^^ arrcstt-ti, m:iy woll ho iiskcd ? Will ' every CIiri«tij^n grm-c must !>e Ic.iraed 
tativc croatiire. Tlic chii.l Ic^irns to | Lbosc profcsdini; Cliristian iiarcntfl, ! and tli^ro is no tiiiTc to Icani S'> woH 
think, spculc and act by imitation, j ^^.jjo 1,^,.^ t,jjinea their cliiUlron from i n^ in the days of our youth, bt-forc 
U is a question how little he would j ti,e era.llo, up in vanity and prido, ! those evil days como, or the years 
Know how to eay and do, had he no < answer how ? ! ,haw niijh in which we have observed 

rxumpic to inulate. Wifiiout regard | j petition this to arrest, if posaiblo, I trouble and worrow in others, days 

the attcntitwi of those parents who ' and yciirs in which they bad no pleas- 

to his nationality, he will acquire the 
hinguagcs[»oken around liiin whether 
it be (J reek, Hebrew, I^atin or Eng- 
lish,- as well as the habits of the peo- 
ple, whether lliey be Pagans Jews, 
■\[ndamedana or Christians. And so 
necessarily, a pure, refined, religion.*, 
or vulgar langii.ige, will form 
juoral aiul religiouK, or immoral, and 
fven viscit'n.i liabits, according to the 
fMiaracler of the example be has to 
imitate. Thc?e are facts which no 
correct ubf^orver will deny. Then I 
niii.?t conclude that there oscc was a 
J'Inie in the [Xjriod of the life of every 
wne, in which they were susceptible 
and impro»isiblo, from which Htarting 
fjuint their parents might Inive train- 
ed them for (fod and religion. But 
that moral and religious training is 
Generally neglected, is too painfully 
true. Paronlrt uot only fail to reistrain 
their children, but evi n encourage 
them in vice l)y their own ungudly 
example. Some children woitid be 
amazed aud aytoniBhed to hear their 
parents pray with, or talk religion to 
them, and we see the sad results a — 
generation of young nioii and women 
living in ^in and pride, exerting an 
i-ufluence in the caiwc of vanity and 
»in, that, if pro[ eriy directed, would 
make religion a triumph in the laud. 
And pareut.s forgetful in the tiansac- 
tions, wonder why tliuir childreu are 
so fashionable and iirt-ligious. 

I do not mean lo say that there are 
no good parents, who have taught I 
their ciiildren the principles of raorulv 
iiy and religion, and brought tliein 
■p for God, far I know their are 
many ijucli, and yet their children 
have disappointed their expectations, 
and brought their gray hair v.hh sor 
J»\r to the grave. Among the worst 

have in thtir hands the foruMtion of 
the next generation. These ^vofcssin^ 
C/iristi(in parentp, wlio have indulged 
their chililren in every vanity and 
pri<lc that a sinful and irreligious 
people could conceive and invent, 
ihoso parents wlio, pcrha[is with 
their own lingers pierced the tender 
cirs of their own Innocent children 
net yet ton years old, preparatory to 
havini; thrust into tliem, the hook 
that holds tiie forbidden jewel, so that 
their children may a|)pcar iu sinful 
company, like siiuiers appear. And 
you parents, who have furnished your 
children with means to outstrip the 
Irreligious in style and dress ; you 
who have furnished them with all the 
means they wanted to furnish the 
basket of dainties for tho l*ic-nic 
(able and dance. All, all of you atop 
and think. You know what vour 
L'hildren now are, you know how they 
ipjicar, you yoiirselvcs have trained 
'hem to wbat they nre, nud your 
loouey has furuishcd them with all 
they have. Some of them arc alrea- 
dy iiithers nod moihorM, an(t others 
will be sucli. Did you e\'er think 
what kind of a generation your graud- 
childruu will be ? 

ure. These arc not times to learn. A 
young sister, mother, ingreat family 
atilletions, once wrote mo of her 
trouble and trials. She said, I thank 
(lod that I paid Bomc attention to re- 
ligion when I was y<mug, I now have 
somewljat to lean on, and if I had it 
not, I would not likely now obtain It. 
3rd. It is very important you should 
remember your Creator in tic days 
of your youth, hecauso ytm do not 
know whether you will live to get 
old. Thj prjbabUily is, you will not. 
If you go into an adjoiug grave-yard 
and road the epitaphs ou the stones, 
you wjl!' be shocked to read so many 
sleeping there younger in yeara than 

To all tills you answer, I have of- 
ten thought over thesQ things, and I 
hope it will all get right. My dear 
friends I know you have done so, and 
that you even hope so. Some of you 
who will read this, and f, have talked 
this maltcrovcr together. IJut as I 
then told you, so I tell you again, It 
will Bcverget right mvtil jou help 
I to make It right, and I grieve ov» r 
j the thought th:it Homo of you may 
I never get right. 

onl of the Church, it is not debauch- 
cry, nor m?(dclity that put you where 
you now arc, and thie is what you 
still hope will get right. But two 
tilings r fear mndi : first, I fear thar. 
you will not live long enougli for it 
to get right by dcfiresfailipfi. An I 
accoud, I am much afraid you will b; 
made to feel as you often do, that yoii 
are outof Christ, .ia well as out i:f 
iris Church, when that thing called 
religion will be imposed upon you, 
which will take you aa you are, an<I 
flatter you with the assurance on their 
part you arc all rigiit, whether gay 
and in fashion with the irreligious 
or not, or whether you patroni/x; the 
ball, the theatre, or pic-nic dance or 
not, all one if you on'y go with 
them. They are so liberal they v/ill 
meet yoa on your own conditions. 
Churches who in (heir dedicatory ser^ 
mon, will, ou the Organ, in the 
Church sing and play Hail Columbia, 
Yankee Doodle, and Praise God from 
whom all blessings How, all together 
under the saercd name- o' religion, 
will not require you to dispense wii'.i 
your supcrnuitifls. That they in their 
proselyting efforts m:iy dex'Ive you, 
I feur much, very ranch Indeed. A 
young lady of my acquaintance hav- 
ing united herself with one ufthera, 
was asked why she <IId so, she an- 
swered thatla theCMiureh towhich her 
parents belonged alio would not bo 
permitted to loop up her dress iu 
loops. This one I suppose now re- 
alizes her hope, and thinks it has got 
right ai ki!<t. Poor creature, how 
many arejustliko you>? I know a 
number. Dear friends, be warneil of 
your danger, and remember your 

Childrei>, I addre.'vs you. .Ifanv of i ""'"'^'^ «"'"' ''""*• ^ "^'^^ *''" ^°" ^''^ 
you nre where you are to-day, ou't of j ^ *'*^*'' '*"'''* ^*^"''^' ^ ^^^^h t^« not bc- 
thc Church, and hemmed in with «in- lieve that you are of those who have 
fill assocIaiioiH, because you determ- 2 pro^i look which God hate.-). Bit 
Ined to be there. You would not W you have cho-soit your co.-npanv and 
contented by your religions parents, | a.sfioclates among *.ho irreligious, and 
and rather than yoM* fond imlulgeut ] ymi went after tho wuHd, ami to 

[)areuts have broil)*, contentions and 
-itrifc in the family, they let yon have 
your own way. Now think, if you, 
under tho advantages of a Oiristian 
parentage, have failed to rememlw, 

please th*)m, a.s well os your own 
vanity, you ha.o piled i:papileif 
vanity b o/.ecn r(»u ojid your G:d, ] 
that you do not know how to get re^ I 

Creator xow, and ob'jy Flim In all 
His eonrraandmcnt.-i. 

Knt you say, 1 don't know how to 
gel rid of all this mass of matter that 
hinders uic, It is so hard to leave my 
frknils *tc. To this I answer, who 
are the friends you think you mui-t 
Icavfc? Why one that will despise you 
on account of being an humble chn-- 
tiau is not your friend, and It you, to 
please such, will neglect a pels^iou^ 
duty, you are robbing God', .lud mur- 
dering your own soul. Uut why <Jo 
you think it is so hard & these, 
and not to go with them V I do n«t 
I think yoa felt much trouble to leave 
your true friend when you; tlrst wcut 
Willi sinners. iSomc ofi yoM- lave pi- 
ous parents, and even brothers and 
sisters, both older and younger than 
you. Do yon not thiuk tlic«e an,- 
your fiKOils, do you not know ihry 
arc vonr true friends? Did you ever 
feed it t > be hard to leave them "^ 

your Crcett r, and have gone so far I ™«^'t*^> '^"'^ ■''* '^* ^"Ot Iiee|)^ you 1 vVhon your Either aud oiotbcr, yonr 



brothers and sisters go to church in gathered into a coffin, preparatory to 

hiimility, and associale with the god- their burial. V/e went on and tried 

, , .1 • .1 •„ to coaduct the meeting in ihe fear of 

7. and you itee tm-m in tlie evening , f » rpL -. • 

'' ^ f tlie Lord. There was quite a nvmoer 

leated with the saints at the Lord a ^f children preeeot, they paid par- 
table, hhowiog forth the death of ticular attention to the announcement 
their Ravior. Do you find it very | of the sad cosuality. 

.^ p , The next njorning, when arriving 

hard to flepBrntc yourself from them, ^ ^^ ^^^ jj^.^ y^l,^^ Meeting-house, we 

and to go with those who fear not i Icarnw! that the sad affair had been 
Ofxl unto obedience, malting your- I publicly referred t/j there also. 

,- . . * . • i This unfortunate man was engaged 

HP f appear the greatest stranger m , , , , r .. ..r««».. ^^a!;,. 

' ' '' ** ! a« clerk in the place lor twenty ye;irh. 

the house. And you whose parents ji^ ^^.j,j, evidently di-ceived in " 
may be out of the church because 
they did as you arc now dijng, as 
well, as your brothers and sisters, 
neglecting to remember their Creator, 

you are all going tocethcr in one large priety of 

judgment of tlic speed of the locomo- 
tive compared with his own. Such 
arc the uncertainties of life, in one 
moment all our eartldy pleiisures and 
hopes are blasted. Hence the pro 



« r ropany iwiiy f. nm your best friends, 
the ChrifttianH, ynu go away from Jc- 
iun thi friend that stlcketli closer 
than a brother, away from (jJod the 
giver of all vou have, from heaven 
and eternal life, witiiont ever once 
feeling it is Iinnl to do so. 

My <iear readiitg friends, altluHigii 
you have loft me in ooninion with nil 
true Christians in going the wny you 
have chosen, and never once thought 
it hard to do so, yet will I not aban- 
don yoii, though I cannot follow you 
to nil tlin pliiceswherc you gn, I will 
(.tend in the wny and enll after you 
to SCO, and ask for the old paths, the 
good way, ami urjje you to walk in 
it, and you will find rest for your 
Houls. n. p. 



0>ncerned aboi t thingf. that pertain to 
lia]>piness bcyoixl this vale- ot" tears. 
J. B. Garver. 
Suirleysburg , P. 

Salem Colleoe. BnuuBON Ind. I 
January 8th, 72. \ 

Tn ih*' readers of the. Pilgrim: — 
Not long since there was a full state- 
ment given of the history of Salem 
College, being properly understood 
that the brethren obligated themselves 
to locate at Bourbon, and nowhere else. 
It is then past being a (juestion wheth- 
er it shall be located here or somewhere : 
el^e. It cannot he removed from here [ 
without a detriment to the Brotherhnod ■ 
heciiusc of the oliligation they have i 
taken. They would first have to make | 
full compcnaiition for all tliat the cit- i 
izens miglit claim as a loss by its being I 
removed. Then since it cannot remain 
a question any longer whether it shall 
bo located here, we heartily solicit the 
co-operation of the Bretliren every- 
where, to aid us in establishing this 
institution expressly designed for our 
chil'lron. We in'ploro your aid in ev- 
ery direction. We ask our hrcthrcn, 
friends of education, to awake from 
their drowsiness and take an active 
j art in this one greiit cause Is it not 
eviilent to the minds of our dear hreth- 
reu, that this matter of education in 
the Brotlierhoud has been neglected 
long enough ? How many of uur chil- 
dren arc now attending other institu- 
tions of learning simply because we 
have none? How liazardous it is also 
to their wcU being to attend those 
seliools where they cannot help but be 
cultivulcd or taught contrary to our 
views of Gospel right or wrong? 

BrL'tlircn the great necessity of such 
an institution amongst us cannot be too 
boldly vindicated. An institution 

iimoiij'st the Brethren would be hear- 
e iiu- I ^ 

uud friendly sentiments i t ly appreciated by tlie world, for many 
inward him. In a moment after he ' «U' only wailing to ace such an insti- 
passod mo 1 was sealed in tlie sleigh, nuion erected, to which they can send 
and looking roumUaw a train of ears their childiTU, with full confidence 
pa-s3ing the little village very rapid^ ^^^^^^ j],^^ ^i„ ^.^^^^^.^ ^,^,„^^ ^^.^j^,;,^^ 

'>*• , , ^ . and not be t;iu;ilit to become aris'o- 

\Vc imssiMl on to our stopping] , , ^ ,„, ■■, 

idatH-andatW b.-ing lodged ul.out ' «^*»''^ "^'^ ^'''^i^l'^^- ll^e outsiders m 
rin hour, the ^a I intetligenet- cume to this section ot the country exbdiit a 
(MU cars ihut Joliu Hoyl \\:is killed, willingness on their part to donate bb- 
Whilo attempting to cross the K. U. legally. There arc scarcely any thai 
when he baa almost made his escape, refuse, but we do uot want them to 
the locomotive eausht his foot lu.d i,,ji,^i ^^^^ 3^1,^^! ^j^^^.^ ^Vc ask the 

We hope the brethren will thoroughly 
consider this matter, and be prepared i 
to aid in this cause when they are 
called upon. W'e hope our Editors 
will use a mild influence in behalf of 
the school, as Iheir opportuuities arc 
ever at hand. 

Our present terra be;^an Dec. 9th, : 
1871, and will end March 15th, Spring 
terra opens March 20tli. Wc e.xpect 
quite a number in the Spring term, 
and now extend an invitation to our 
brethren's children, and all who wish 
to come, they will be heartily received. 
Yours in the bonds of Christian love. 
David Heckman. 

Treasurer. \ 
[ C, F. C. pleose copy ] i 

Dear PiV(;niM :— While I was in 
nttrndance at the " Dry Valley " sc 
ries of in<'etint;H, a request was made 
for soioi- brelluTu to attend nil ap- 
pointment in lCishiicoc|uillaK Valley, 
on Tuesday eve. January 'Jih. The 
lot fell upon biolher Cii'orgc Myers, 
and myself. We startrd upon our 
ionrui'V iort sleigh, at .'loVloek I'. M. 
w-lien reai'hiin; thi- bridge that spans 
Honey Creek, ni-ar Wm. Mann's "Ax 
Kacl*)ry " slcigliin;; being rather poor, 
1 walked to the elork's olTieo, where 
I met John lloyt tlie eliief elerk ol 
thi'e*itabliHhmLMit. lU' was very mueh 
in haste, but he snoUe to nie smiling- 
ly as I bnrritd on. 1 bad never 
■een him belbrr, and his pUnisant in^ 
tilligent looking f.u-e, at the age of 
.-\boul fitly yoirs, was a peculiarity | 
Nvcll oab'uluu'd to leave fawirabl ' • 

threw him on the traeU, tearing and . . . ■ j .k i 

,. I - I 1 ■ I, I ■ Brethren to un:tc in domj; this work, 

inangUng bis Uwly in a shoekmg , , , , ° , 

manner, killing him in.Manlly. His "'"* d >»» ''»*« chiluixMi lo send to 
mutilated lemains were immediately . school, patronize the Brethren's School. 

E'litors Piff^rim : — As you request 
contributions from your reader, anil as 
I have made several attempt.s hereto- 
fore, I will try again, knowing at the 
same time there arc others in this neigh- 
borliood who are taking the Filorim. 
tliiit would be more able to give Church 
news than I am, but I do not think I 
have ever seen an article written by 
any of them in the Pilorim. Why 
tliia is I do not know. There are many 
brethren and sisters in the West, that 
went from thi« country, wiio would be 
gliid to hear from us souitimes, if they 
are readers of the PiLGiii.M. With iliis 
I send you one new subscriber, one that 
is as well acquiiinted with Cliurcb mat- 
tera as any brother that I am acquaint- 
ed with or any we have among us, I 
hope he will sometimes let the brethren 
iiear from us, (VVe hope so too, contri- 
butions, kc, are thankfully received 
fVom all.) As far as 1 know, the Church 
here is in a healthy condition, and there 
has been quite a number added to the 
Church the past Summer. The breth- 
ren whose duty it is to go and preach 
the Gospel to a dying world, have 
blanched out along the out-skirts, and 
have gitbcrcd some into the fold, but 
while this is so, and we are made to re- 
juice, we also sometimes have cause to 
teel sad aud uinde to weep on account 
ot some wtio have become unruly. It 
has become the duty of the Church of 
late, painful as it is, to expel two of its 
members, and another one has left the 
Church on aceount o( Mormonism, 
which has been preached among us some 
for the lust two years, by men w ho claim 
to come lium Utah, boinc have been 
baptized by them and expect to go to 
Cuh next Spring. How people can be 
led away by such a doctrine, I cannot 
tell, but they they are tiiose, or some 
of thcni at least, tliat had been carried 
' ayvuy by Taurmamsra a few years ago, 
and I think, discredit the Bible, and 
1 are ready to take hold of anything. 
j S. J. Uakber. 

Xew Hope, Va. 

I Dear Pilgrim : — This informs you 

! that myself, my wife and sister Etter, 

j arc the only members within thirty five 

t milesof this place, but the people are 

very kind and sociable. Elder George 

Wine paid us a visit, with four other 

brethren, last men b. W'e had three 

I meetings, with good attcntijn, and 

from what I can learn since they have 

left, the people were well ploiised, and 

1 one neighbor told us that the people 

aro very anxious to get this country 

sctllc\l up with Dmikards. We were 

the first that weie ever seen by many 

in this country, and brother Wine was 
the first that ever preached here. Now 
seeing tliat the brethren are kindly 
received, and the people wishing tbcm 
to locate here, would it not be much 
more in accordance with the Word of 
God, for brethren, wheu they say that 
lliey go on missions of love, to go 
where souls need food, instead of go- 
ing whore they are fed weekly, and 
almost daily? If tlit-y are going fur tho 
love of souls, w liich would show the 
most love? Brethren that are notable 
to travel, can settle here and will liavo 
plenty to do at liomc, and as for homey, 
they can buy from five to ten thousand 
acres here all joining. Prices rango 
from five to ten dollars per acre. We 
live within two miles of the James Riv- 
er Canal. 

Yours in love. 

Wm. Mallory. 
Cartervill, Va. 


Dear brother JSrumbaur/h ; — Will 
you or some of the brethren give an 
exposition through the PILORI^( of tho 
4th 5th- and 6th vei>es of the 6th 
chapter of Hebrews, which reads as 
fidlows : "For it is impossible for those 
who were once enlightened, and have 
tasted of the Heavenly gift, and were 
made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and 
have tasted the good Word of God, and 
the powers of the world to come, if they 
shall fall away, to renew thera again 
unto repentance, seeing they crucify 
to themselves the Son of God afresh, 
arid put Ilim to an open siiame." 

Daniel Bock. 

Miamishurg, 0. 

Dear brother : Please answer tbtt 
following query : 

If a brother or sister has done 
wrong, and ihey are willing to com« 
forward and acknowledge their fault 
to the church, can they be held at a 
dislance, or in a position that thev 
are neither in nor on^ of the church? 
Yours to oblige. 

J(isi:ph Dr.uitv. 

In church government th'^re is a 
rule of universal application, a rul« 
ill which we are all Instructed when 
received into the church, and that if, 
"If she or he confess their fanlt.'j, th« 
ehuivh inust forgive," but ae in all 
other rules, so in this ; there appear* 
to be exceptions. Among those ex- 
ceptions we will mention the man 
givtii to intemperance. On Saturday 
evening he lingers long over tlie in- 
intoxicating cup — Sabhath morning 
he awakens full of repentance, and 
goes to Ihe <hurch, make-i an humble 
aud full nckno .v i edgmen t — prom isea 
never to do so any more, and b fore 
another week is ended, he is again 
seen staggering iu the street or lying 
in the ditch. Acknowledgements are 
ever on the end of his tongue, but 
without any disposition to avoid the 
temptation and reform. Such, and 
similar cases are couddered by some 
of our brethren as proper su^jeotF |.> 
be held in a stnte of probation to 


tmt their moti^'es. Such a'e hehl as 
membc!--, but n<it tit lull coaimunion 
willi tliu church. Such a rule ofac- 
ilou has no precedent in the Pcrip- 

Inrcs, and is of" doubtful propriety. 
In all cases whore oSemliiig members 
make a full acknowledgment to the 
church, the cliurch siiowld forgive aud 
i'eiiut;ite tliem, unless it has good rea- 
son to doubt tiieir sincerity. 

]t!(Htors Pilgrim : Dear brethren, 
will you permit one anxious to know, to 
ask a question to be answered by you, 
or all the editors of the Brethren's Pe- 
riodicals, as the (piery is to all. 

The question is this: Wiiy is it that 
our editors never copy any articles from 
one another, yet frequently do so 
iVom other denominational papers? Is 
it because tiiere is no merit iu tlie 
brethren's \Yritings? This subject has 
been t;dked over by brethren, but could 
j^ive no satisfactory reasons. Some sup- 
jfosed. that some brethren reading, and 
paying for more than one paper might 
be a reason. Be this as it may, it is 
no sufficient reason, as many of our 
brelhren also read some of the other 
denominational papers from ^Ybicb se- 
lections are made. And it uill cer- 
tainly not he mure inconvenient for a 
brother to pay t*\ice for a brother's 
writing, than it is for a strangers.. It 
id said by sorao brethren, tiiat if a 
brother, friend or stranger, would read 
any one of the Brethren s periodicals, 
and knew nothing of the Brethren but 
\vhat he learned in it, ho would never 
know that they have any other 
paper, as one never mentions, or refers 
10 the other. Brethren, is this as it 
ought to be? i^oine of the members 
think that some of the bi ethrca's articles 
ought not only liavo been copied by all 
our papers, but thousandd of copies 
struck off in "Tract" form for gratui- 
t>i;s distribution. In tlie love of God, 
and for the apicad of 11 is Truth an an- 
swer is awaited. Enquirkk. 

As the above qu^ry Includes us, we 
>\111 give our answer and tiie others 
con do so aiilibifum. We have, iu all 
cases, copied from all our penoJicals 
when requested to do so, beyond this 
we do not feel at liberty cue of res- 
|K?ct for the writer, neither do we 
deem it prudent unless it would be 
jirticlcB of special importance, and 
they should be accomi'anied with a 
request to have them cn[)ied, and 
(hose requests should lie honored by 
the editor. Wc have also made it a 
rule when contributors wish to have 
their productions copied, to publish 
the request aud then our brotiiered 
itors can exercise tlieir liberties. A^ 
to noticing our periodicals, we think 
that we have exercised our good share 
of liberality, and have received ttie 
missiles of envy tlirowu at ns, in u 
■pirit of true christian courtesy, foi 
which many oi" our brethren havi 
highly commended us, an 1 we art 
now receiving our reward ia a largely 
increased circulation. We jre mor 
ihaft ever persuaded that tl e.e it 

nothing gained by trying to destroy 
each others influence, and tliat Gotl 
will bless the eObrts of those who en- 
deavor to do right, therefore we shall 
hail the day with special jov when 
we, as publisiiers and editors, can 
recognize each other nnjUlow laboirrs 
and be a unit in advancing the true 
religion of Jesus in the world. 

Editor' s Department. 


>Vc iiere present a few extrACle. out of 
the hmidreda we mi-ihl i^ive ; contftiuiiij; 
"good words" for the Pilsrim family. 
Tliose ibat were not intended for publicft- 
lion we only gfve the iuitiali. 

Dear Pilgnm: I have been absent 
from home for some time. I held a 
meeting in Knox county and one in 
Stark county, and one iu Cosliocton 
county. Just got home last night. I 
am advocating the cause of the Vi\.^ 
oitiM and will continue to do so. And 
feel assured it will meet with success. 
I now close. My respects to you aud 
the I*ir.GRiM family. Youi-* in hope 
of eternal life. J. N. 

people, willing to be taught and will- 
ing to rccf ivo admonitions. I'ilgrinip 
let us luild fast to the things we have 
heard, lest at any time we should let 
it slip and might not obtain the jirom- 
ise of beiiiT where he is. May we all 
strive to be more perfected by nbcv- 
ing the truth and try and be without 
spot or blemish before the I-ord. 
Then we can sing : 

Oh happy pilgrims, spoth'ss. fair, 
What nmkoB yonr robes ao whit* appear ? 
Our robc3 are waahcd in Jesus" blood, 
/Ind wc arc traveling h<tmc to God. 
Yours iu loTo, 


Dear Brethren : I have 31 names 
on my list, old and new. K'ghteen 
new ones and 13 old, more than 
double my old list Now if all your 
agents double their lista, which they 
can easily do by trying, you will be 
sustained as you ought to be. So go 
on brethren in the good work. I 
hope yon vvill be rewarded for it. I 
wish you God speed. Your unwortliy 
brother I). J I. B'. 

Dear Brethren : I send you three 
more sul)scribers fiu" the I'li.ortiM. 
There are calls made ibr preachicg at 
the outskirts of our District, on the 
I'erry county side of our District to 
vvliich we cannot attend often. 1 am 
7ryit)g to introduce the Pilijrim in 
those ]>laccs. I think they will not 
1)0 so likely to forgot wliat has been 
preached, neitlier be so apt to be led 
astray. I think it would be well if 
our raiaistering brethren would intro- 
duce the BxLGRlM aud especially in 
such places. Yours iu the bonds of 
love. A. B. 

Dear Pilgrim : — Enclosctl please 
find $ 1.2-3 to welcome your visits 
during 1872. Had)iou been so four- 
ful as to stop coming just as soon as 
your pay for 1871 was run out, you 
perhaps would nnt have been made 
welcome tor 187'2, with your new 
dress all white and clean. Y<m are 
welcome. 1 want you to remember 
this hereafter. Dear Biujuim, I 
think you will get more \isils by 
your kindness, than you would if von 
wouh! stop coming as soon as the 
paid term expired. Some of your 
patrons nniy not have the money at 
the time, but still the Pil.c.ltt.M comes, 
and it will not lose its reward. I am 
sure no good brother or si.ster will 
forget yon because you came in ad 
vance of your pay, and if tliey do. 
they are not worthy of the name. I 
remain yours in Christian fellowship. 
J. H. Garman. 
Sinhing Springs, Ohio. 


Dear Brethren of the Pif'jritn: I 
now drop you a few lines more, to in- 
form you that I have procured four 
more names fur the Pilcjrim, I am 
trying to get all the names fi»r your 
pap'.T that 1 can. Two of these names 
are brethren, aud the others are hus- 
bands of sisters. 

Ourdistrltrt of cliurch is a new on*", 
in 1 \\t are but few and scattering, 
but we have adiled to our little num^ 
ler since last Jane, 14 by bapti.sni, 
and there is still a prospect for more. 

May God ble^-s our labors to the 
■ialvation of souls is the i)raycr oi" 
your unworthy brother 


^ — — —^ I 

Brethren E(h'fors of the Pilgrim:] 
I have received the two first numbers | 
of the Pilgrim and I can say 1 love , 
it. It contains wholesome instruc- 
tions, aud I lov? to read a pap«r that ! 
ivoids controversy. Pilgrirns do not i 
contend, they arc a meek m.d low'y 

The District Meeting of Southern 
Indiana, will be held in the North 
Branch of the Wild Cat Church, in 
the Meeting--hou8c -^ight miles .South 
of Delplii. on the 28th day of M:o-ch 
1872. TiioBc coming fiom the lOast 
will stop at Delphi, and from the 
West at Back C-reek. For further 
information, addres.-i the undcr.Migned. 
John Smivkly. 

Pgrmont, lixl. 

Gkoroe Wood. John Zcllar's pa- 
pers were sent, and wc send them again. 
Hope he may get them this time. 

D. R. Freeman. Yes when your 
club is completed, your whole list wili 
be sent at club rates and all over that. 
10 per cent olf. 


CONDRIE— CLINE.-On tlie2l8tofDec. 
1871, at Ilic roBidcnce of the brides pa- 
rents in Munroe Township, Cumberland 
Co. Pa. by Elil'-r Mobc-b Miller, brotlior f 
I). li COND/ilE, In sifiler LIZZIE 


8EMLRH~In Sellaporl Di.*(rlft, AUeglmny 
t .1 . Md.. Nov. Uin Kih 1H71, -MAUTIN 
SEMMilt. auid 71 yearn, H nionlh, and 
2K diiys. lie b<-i<>ii;;('d to lliu L'lthenin 
F»\\\i, Funeral pxei-cisrs by Mr, Hrin- 
ini'er, thu Liitlienin Minister, and ll^ 
Mritoi', from 'iO.!i I'-^nlin I 

E-^IILEMAN.-Inlbe Yellow Creek branch I 
Bedlord coimtv, I'l , .lui, Ktlh. 14*72, sis- i 
lur SCSANNAil ESilLEMAN, dniigb- ) 
tor of" brolhur Jobn iind niHii'i" Hiisnn- i 
Bfth EahlcinaD. Uis.asc, Conaa ■ipt-oQ- | 

Her atniclons were first Inflammatory 
Rnemnatism which she bore palieully for 
three years, and nnally turned to Consurop- 
lion. She was baptized some three week.) 
bffore htr doath, and by tier request com- 
plied with the ordinance inslitoled by our 
Lord in the night of bin betrayal, according 
tn order, at her Calhor's house, aud was,aIao, 
30 hours previous to her departure, aunint- 
ed with oilin the name of the Lord, ibiin 
dying in the lull assunince ol'lailli. Uccft 
aiou improved by the IJrt'tluou trom John'e 
Gospel, olli clm|)ler, 24-29 verse, to a large 
audience. Aged 2U years, 5 mouths, and 
21 days. Leonahii Furbt. 

I ViiUor and Companion please copy. ] 

Md. Nor. 1871. JOHN BA.RVEN 
CAMP, aged (13 years, 1 month, and 20 
days. Fmicrid exercises by Jeremiah 
Bee^hly and the writer, frooi Mall.. 24 
44. ' Be ye alBtt ready." 

Hewasia mesling the day before, Sun- 
day, in U8ual health, and next day he fell 
dead in liis yard, a few eteps from his liouse, 
his daughter eaw him a few miuutes before 
coming to the house. Let this bp a war- 
ning to us, that we have no abiding city 
l»er«. JoeiAu Beeohlt. 

DETRICK,— la the Lo»l Cre«k ohurcb, 
Juniata couulv. Pa, Jane 3«th. 1871, 
sister MARY DETltICK, formerly LeB- 
entou ; ayed 71 yean, 7 myuthi aadl 

Her discnse was caucsrand dropsy. She 
was a fftilhrul member for many years, Ths 
religious services were performed by broth- 
er Ezra Smith and others. 8he wag th« 
mothcr-ln law of the writer. 

D. G, ViRNEB. 

HAMMER— In the Beaver Creek Coofrr^- 
gatinn. Va, brnther JOIIA^ HAMMER, 
aged 07 yciira 7 month and U days. Fu- 
neral occasion improved by Elder Jacob 
Thouins and others 

i/OOKS— In the same Congregation. .Tun 
]3lh 1872. flislor MAUY M. HOOKS, 
aged 49 years, month, and 17 days. Fu- 
neral exercises by tiie same. 
Slio lived a quiet and peaceable life lor 
many years, but had never joined herself 
with Uie children of God until cuiisuniptiou 
had seized her body, and she lying on her 
deatli bed. She then made her wants known 
to the brethren which was a bard task in the 
winter season, for a p-rsmi alai^st unabUi 
to be up, but the Lord |immrsi-d to be mi^h- 
ty in the weak, and by His h.lp phe was 
able to undergo the task. In a few weeks 
she grew worse, and nmv nhe has left a 
troublesome world and is in ti.e bauds ot % 
just and merciful Ood, who willdohorno 

SHANK— In the same ConL^regalion, aisler 
ELIZEBATU SHANK, nj^pd 80 years 
8 month and 17 daya, Ftmnal servioot 
by Elder George Wine and ntht-rs , firom 
Ist Peter Ist chapter 24th verse. SUi- 
leaves « large lamily and many reativeB t<> 
mourn their loss. 8. N. Wikb. 

RITTENHOURE-DeccmlK-r the l«th ItJTt 
in the iJlacit /Jivet Church, EMMA R.\T- 
TENIlOl 3E, daughter of Jacob ami 
sister tSarah //iUcnhou^^e, need 4 niouth« 
aud IH days. Funeral aervici's by P. 
Garver and G. //<illinger, from Luke 8th 
chapter and .12 verse, ' ' She is not dead, 
bat sicepetli. " 

Weep not for m«, my suffering's 
Jly sull'eriuijs idl have ceased ; 
My ihiily smile with you is done. 
My body resls in peace. 
Our little Emma is no more. 
Her little voice we bear no nior^, 
i/er little eye-lids now are closed, 
Aud there she sleeiisj in calm repose. 

Our Eonnii so dear lias k*I\ us, 
And why I a) she ictl U!> sn soon, 
Th*' Savtoi D t doubt must have loved l#r 
Ami Uv hsb inkeu her home. 

(Money liitJc-oMdfd out.; 



<^Bj«arioN's TO Mooii ov Mw- 
rusM, — Tho BofUM Vnion ol>jcct8 to 
the ciwtom of UaptijiuKlKirBoim back- 
wards. It bays that "it certainly \» 
not tho most convcuicDt mode. It 
was adopted for tlic \n\T\vmi ©f mak- 
ing tlic rite conform to our ideas of 
burial, but the mode of burial ba.i 
i(Ot in alt aj^(;rt bwn uniform. Jtap- 
lism »vaj» lurmfrly adminiMterwi by 
httvinff the caiididato kneel and then 
pushing the head forward ni:til im- 
nicrttion was complete. Many objwa 
10 immerHion Bolely on account of the 
mode of adniitiintration. 'i'ficrc i^ a 
very tiiou^hlful and 8en8iblo article 
in tlic Jhpt^M MagminCy in favor of 
changing the hhkIc from a backward 
lo a Jbri'Wflrd movoment. The ftub- 
jt'M^t dcMcrveH careful conwidcration. — 
Wo know of but one Horious objco- 
lioii lo a change, namclv, prejudice, 
or teuftoiiy for mere aceidants which 
do not in any manner affect the mib- 
Hiancc or aignifioancG of the rite." 

Tiij; PiflCii'M-s of (;hriHt arc mi>5tt 
numerous in tho MiddIe8[atos, num- 
lieriiig in Ohio l{(),000, in Jndiana 
.S(M)00, in Illiiiuif-e ()0,(HK), iind in 
Kentucky 00,000, and in other HtaU-w 
iiilef*fl proportion. They havcohureh- 
ea in (':inada, Jamaica, ('aliJbrnia, 
Oregon, Knghiud, and Auf^iralia. — 
They liave l.OOf) regular ordained 
mini«tci-M of the Gospel. Tlieir lead- 
ing iK-riodicals are, the Amfrwan 
CnriHtian Ifcviev:, the Christian 
SiandanI, and tho ('hristion Quar- 
//•/•(y, Cineinuali ; tUo A pciOi/ir 7hiics, 
Jjcxington, Ky. ; the r/ir/,s7iV/n, Kan- 
Naa t.'ity, Mo. ; the Gospel Echo, 
Maeomb, 111. \\\ all above twenty- 
live weuldies and monthlies devoted 
to ihc inturealA of the ('huidi, the 
Sunday Hclioul, and iloint-sticgovei-n- 
nicnt. Ilesi(hrt wliicti they patron- 
i/,0 \\\\\x\y religious jnuruals outHide of 
their own denomiuatioual rankH. 

The Meunonites have had an cx- 
iHtcnee as a (Miureh in this country, 
one hundred and Ufty years, du- 
ring tho coming year they antioipate 
a large einigriilion from PrusRia and 
Jlusnia. In the latter empire tliey 
number about forty tliouKand. This 
i-apid eniignilion. to this wuntry is 
jnintipaPy owing to the .stringent 
military regulallona which prevail in 
l^'ussia ami Kussia. 

O.NU of tho old pootii ventured 
upon ihft following pre<liotiou.H re- 
'♦peetiig ihe vear when Christmas 
t-ome.) on ^londiiy : 

U' flirlhtmnn tJfly (in Jlondtiy Iki, 
A gi"<'iil ^vliilur HiiU viiir v*»h'11 «y, 
.Villi l\ill uIA\iiul« bolU lomlaiiil *\\\\\\ ; 
Uul lu tliv (tiinniuir tnitli to lull, 
Sicm wlmU iilmll therf bo Hud utroag, 
KuM .ilti-miHsU iiiul Iiialilii: louj,' ; 
Wliilt* hiUtU-H lliov hhi\\\ i-uiUl|>ly 
An,l Kii'tit I'Utity'.il U'lihta slmU" ilio ; 
IU> hhiill Iw Kiuiid timl tilcAlcth auj^lkt, 
'Ilioiig'U thoH iw («li.'k, ihou (lical not. 

Harvey Thaeker, a son-in-lafl* of 
Daniel lloone, died a few weeks ago 
in California ai the ripo age of rJ8 
years, lie is suppoM'd to have bivn 
the oldest man in the Tuiteil 8tales, 
if not in the world. No montiou is 
made ot his life nHX)rd during iho 
Ucvolutiouary war, tliough ho wusjust 
:'3yc-u>i itld when ihe war broke out, 
U<it ho is Miid lo luwe sirvi^l aflc-r he 
vas 70 under geucnil Jackson at the 

i battle of New Orleans, and nndcrj 
i llarriiwn at the battle of Tipi>ecanoc 
I and also id the IJlack Hawk war in | 
I Illinoift. 1 


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ing not only over but »'irr)i/7» lllc in- ; fbort fermon : "Yi'4 furly (lays and ' "I'l out of tlic cluirch to-day? I=jr 
; ImliilriHlsofthis finfiil tityinnd know- ■ Jvincvcli shall lie ovorthrown," with- heoausc you can not do otherwise? Vnu 
iiig all tlio efforts God hail made to^ I o;it any ofi'crs of merry ; yd they tried will not assume this position, beciufe 
ward their rcforninlion witlinut any ; ropcnianeo and reformation, and ob- yoa know you arc a moral or IVei! 
good results, exclaims, "O.IernBalcm, I taincd pardon and were saved from i agent, and that you can. and in eiery 

■ ous. They were not only sinners i>y j ^ •Jerusalem, think how many propli- ; ^jil. I9 it beeausc no one has imp^r- 
: tranegressioB and debauchery, but j «''"''«'' ""^ '^"■'' sent to you, "Imni J t„„j^ y(,„, xhis you will not arlmii, 

their hands wore full of blowl. And | >■"" '^'""«'' <■'"'' '''"'"'> ""'' repented , i,^^^^,; ^now many tcnrs .nd prs, - 

wliat tiggravaled tlieso sins aod luauc 

I not; and now I the God incarimto am 

oomc to gather you, and save you, 
I and !io\v oAon would T have done It, 

ers, and Fcrmons and admonition? hs' 
been spent in jour b-ihalf. And in an- 

/7fppDt ! repPuM rc'pfiit ! 

\'or the kingdom of (Jrnlisai tinncl, i i i i i> 

Kn<\ aV. ihr liind Jerusalem." Hci'sins weix* very griev- . *"«> thrcatcnctj overthrow. IJut you, [ other thing, do as you pleasc.-if you but, 

J-iiU of the knoulrdco of the I.-onl Rhall be ! ,„. . , . . i r» T«..,.^.^l^,., .1.;..1, i ^..i. ...... '^ * .' . 

A-. tbe watof'^ Jill the &oa, 
And cncircld ttjc coniinciitl 

K^l^^a* ! Te)M>n', ! rrponl ! In, lilt hour appointed, 

■ru<^ hour PO long fmetnld 

lU- tlip Prophets nfohl, 

1 )i the comiug cf the Anointed, 

The Mcflnidh. the rnr-iclcto, 

Tlic dcpire of iho Natious, is n\gh '. 

Mp slLilI not strive m-r cry 

N'or hit* Toiop lie hcnrd in the sireet ; 

Nor tbe bruised reed shall he break , 

Nor qiiencli the fiinokinf; flux '. 

And msuy alibcm that sleep 

In the liust of earth ^IvbH awake, 

On tliat liffiit, and lerrihlp tiav. 

And the wie.lvcd shiill wail and weep. 

And he blown like smoke awfiy. 

And he melted awny like wax- 

Jle^ent ! repc-nl 1 lepeut I 

» ) Tricst, and Pharisee. 
Who hath warned you to flee 
From the wrath Uuib is lo be ! 
I'roai the coDiinf,' anguish Rilil ire ? 
The axe is biid at the mot 
of the trees, nud every tree 
That bringeth not hnih good frnit. 
U howu clown ttQil cast iuto tbo flie 1 

Tc Serihoe, why come yo liitherT 

In iho hour tb:ii is uiie.-il.iin, 

111 tlit (lav of :tri^iiieh and trouble, ; „ . . . , .". , I ipplinrf flip offiM-ed n'Prpii>s nf .Ti'snq ■ i r n • ■.- 

Hethatsin'teheth the lieavms as n curtain • mily uf tlieir sins; and with iaitienta- 'je^^n^t J"c oulicu n.eicies oi jlsus. ^^(1 Favo you from all your bioh, if 

And ppr< ad'tli them mil as a tt* nt, I , , 1*1. m^ T« ' 

JMm'lblownpouvou, and yoehall wither, it'on and regret says to them, (> Jc- , , . , 

A»dthe whirhsiud shall t«ke you «way I j.^,,^|,,^ Jerusalem, thou that kiilcfit 1 '^^^^^'^'^'S ^ tiic appearance, but judge 

tlio prophets, and stonest them that 
were sent unto thee." Your sins are 

them the more soul-damning is, they 

determine to continue in them, and i ,, ^ 

.,, , , , ,,., , ... , l/>^n mil kil ? 

will not be reformed. J hey killed I "^ 

tlie prophets an.l stoned them that | /'I'" ^'^^ "<>>''•'' '•'«I 
were sent unto them for their correc- ; ™°<1 "f "»" oonccivo greater ingrati- 
tion, instruction, and reformation. ! '"'l"' Those intolerable bloody sin- 
Touch not mine anointed, and do ray I "«"■ "■■'" ™' ^^ »■"■'«'• *'''"' '' '"' P"'" 
prophets no barm, saith God. 15ut | '''''« '■'i"' ""y P^P'" <=''" •>= ^o •'"P''"'- 
tlicsc wicked sinners <lisregard all law, j ^'^ '» ="> «« '<> "■^f'-so lo accept mercy 
and to rid themselves of any restraint \ '"<' P''"'<'°"- Y"'- '' '« ''"' characteria- n,,^„y „„(! grievous, but surely not ra> 

dition to all this, your own conscieri'--'' 
I tells you that Jesus liy the spirit of 
C;Ln the , q^,] ij,ig ^f,^^ convinced you that t.> dih 
in the life you aro now living yoa will 
bo lost, fosf, i/osT I Can you tell biw 
often Jesus has offered to gather you 
into his fold, the church, and saro yea 
from your sins. Vonr sins may 1 

so than were the sins of the Jeriisale 
sinners, but his lovo and synjpatliy 

the prophets ofGod might bring them I 'i" of »»'''sf''"'>'>™t»'-e, as well as 

' under, kill tho preacher of righteous- p^*"" "'" ■" o*"" '^'"'"■^ '» ""> '* '" 

ness.'and so run unrestrained into j o"™'''"'' '^^''"" o™« J^'^e"' a^d j as strong for yon a« it over w«« f^i 
: ruin and hell. Jesus seeing the end "O"''^"" ""> •^'!'-"«'I™ simiors with j thorn, and stands re-idy with outstrctr' 

from the beginning, stands ready ,„ ingi-»Htuda towards God, and with ia- , ^d ,„.ms to gather you ovon aeab.. 
i save them notwithstanding the cnor I justice towards themselves in thus re- ; gathers her chickens imder her wii^ . 

fi« btnhble 
Hep^nl I repent ! repent ! 

My dear friends judgo not hastily 
c appearance, but judg 
righteously. " Lot him that is with- 1 

only will he mvcd and gathered. 

And not only is Jesus willing w^ 
anxious to gatlicr you, and save yr.j 


of the deepest dye j yet nolwilhstand- 

out sin oast the first stono." Km;; , , ,, , . . , , i . 

'' j hut tho ardent «i3h and desire of- 

' tbo fTood and faithful on earth is th» 

David once said in hasto, "Tho 

■O.Ipru^alom. .Teniaalem, thmt Wxni 

,, 1 ■ ex iar^.»«f that has done this thmc shall Burely . , .. i • Tt- i . 

wnir^f '"K t"p "6'»'^"^"^"'''"^* ^"^"^ Jlowot-, o •' 1 you may be gathered mto lIis church 

die." But ho^y much lii* heart was I 

ilii* prnphfts, and sionest them which are \ ten would I have leathered ihce, even 

i«fnt nuto " ■ """ '" ' ' 

jaihored i 

hen gatherc'th 

»nd yo would not." Matt. 23 : 87. 

.Ih.u6 Christ the Son of God came ^ O ye Jerusalem ..iuners stop '^^'i[^i^vJim.'\B\im^^t^,<,mxy<m,\'^'''''''^ the world to seek, and to save I MiW^ Think over it. you tell : _,^^^^ ^^,^^^.^^,^,, ^.^,^,. , ■■ '"«="•'='" 

, , ., , and bo saved ; while the angelic hoj:« 

iiied, how often would I '"''o I „„,,„„ „„,.,„,„,|, i,„,. .v:„|.„„. „„,i.,. I rent when tlic prophet of God answered ., • ■ t i . , 

Uiy chlldr-n logoihcr, even as a ; as a lien gatliereth liei ciiicuens under , _^ i i ,. , . , ., , of ho»vcn rejoico if but ono soul :' 

jrctli her rhickeus under her wing, _.-.,. >> lu'ra, '-Thou art the man, king David,' ; ,_,v,„ i „„ , .„„^, ...p. , .„• ., 

„„i,i„„. " M„.ioa.S7 '• wing5. ' ... " . . i gathered and saved. " Plie spirit .■: -'; 

Ihiu which was lost by transgression 1,0^ often I have otfere.1 to fP' | ^^^^ p^.^^,^ ^„^j^,^ „^ i„(^„^„ f^,. 

may be appreciated when we read tho i .,, , ■, ,-, * i i , t- t 

1 ■' " _ the bride say, Come. Anil lot nim ih» 

And is not ! . 

say. Come. And let him tl.' 

an.l .liu. Man being the transgressor, ^nd save vou ? Can you tell bow of- 
nniailed the i>enalty of death anue.'ie<l ten I have wept over you, and prayed 
to th.^ law upon the whole liumun f^r vou ? Can vou tell how many 
y ; autl if not save<l from it will sermons of repeutance and rcfornia- 
1 eternal sej>arati<m from God. i tiou I have preached to you V Can 

j is atliirst come. Anil whosoever v 
lot him take the wafer of life freely, .- 

vou tell how many 

lir.aeles I have 

unconverted fathere and mothers and 
children ; neighljor.'j and associates, liv 
ng together without God and without 


Nrin« but Gild himself in hisowii way 
"an save him. llencc lie sends Ilis 
!^0M in the likenes-* of sinful llosh on 
lhi» mission to seek and to that 
which «as lost. The earnestness of 

ni< mission id manifest in the script- ur.iv you, betwixt nicand von, 

tiira which hoads this article. iviiild have been done more llio" I ' blood that wo might have tho forgive- 

t) Jeriissilom, Jerusalem, implies l,ave ilono? And yet you arencilhor i ^^j of sins. Was buried and rose 

your salvation as it was for the Jerusa- ,,^^^^,^.^ ^.|| ^^ ^,^^ ^^_^,, ^^.,^ j^^,^ 

lem sinners? Think you he wejit only , ^^,j ,^^ ^^.^.^^ ^__j j,^^ jj^.^^_ _^ 

over Jerusalem? Yon irreligious and i tin/; .i . ^ 

. _ . . '='. , I ehurch, all, w, earnewtly enfrent j^.i 

to ho gathered, your private Jind iti'Jf- 

' viJiml frion'Ia sympathize wiih you, .v-a 
i in their atixJou.s conrorn for you ww,-. 
! over you, :iiid feci like the proph^f 
■^(y\i that my Iierui were w.itcr.**, and r? / 
' oywj a fountain of X\s,\r^. thai \ mig.'f 
' weep day ai]d night for tho slain of trs 
daught^M- of my people." Thii> is rb^: 
feeling of ovory child of ('Io<i towa.*-i 
^"onrjcst concern J sympathy as weir gathered nor saved. Whon Nineveh. I ;„ ^i.^^ ^.^pentan^ anrl remi^ion of !^" tingatheicd aud nn>.:iv«d peopp 
n- lum.„:atIoi., and i« diaractmetio, like yon, U«ime very .Inful, my Fa- : ^i„, ^j^l^t U preached among all na- > "^^ '"'"^-^ '"*'""' ^^<-^^^^^^^^^^ "* 
♦•' Hu' I-Aud Jciiiw (Mu-i'it, who Icok thw 5:Bt them a prophet with bnt one fjons. And whv are yn:i unconverted ftm-l. piou* parents ha\(* goir? to G->1 

performed among you in order to eon- \ \^q^^ j^ ,[,o norld, what are your hopes 
vince you that I have power on earth j beyond thia fleeting life 7 To purchabo 
to forgive sin ? O-inhahilaiits of -Te- | yo^. salvation Jesus wopt, and prayed, 
rusalem, and men t-f -hidah, judge, i ^ ^jj fiuffercd and sweated blood, groanwl 
^ I'at i ,,mi (ii(,() on the cross, shedding his 

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^/iri^ be 1 Anil nu<;li tB llic aitxiijiii 
CTiccm of linmM*;, pion^ rSiMicn for 
flj" ri't^iilierol aiKl n-i^tvorl fn ents 
Afl a-i illunrHiinn I will givi a cast* 
^!iii;li cAiiio t<» my notice <Iiiring tlic 
j'MrlSTI. X vivy znl'fiis, li'iiiible. 
lii'i'H ymn;; Hitter, yet in li-r MS'-ns 
p:iM m!) ft vixit from .in iifljoinin:;. 
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ld''l' « iH lo pivrai! witli rn*' to fniy tlici.i 
• TH'l f^oon, lUt it ne-m-'I innniftwt tint 
licr fiiliiT w«J» C"i"^ ii»t() a (Iodine, an'! 
Iio wiw Dn;rillH*ro(!, innyinVLTted. nn'l 
iinviVL-'l, And oh. tlic lIiiMi^jlit of Kin 
<lyln^ iii tlii-t {X)ii(lin«'ii Uy n potidi'iniH 

?ci;4lit on llic cltilrl'.'* liyrirt Slic tli'mi;ht 
mi;^h' nay florn'-ihiti;; llint would iiwuke 
♦liin In a HfiiMo of Iiis O'Tidition I prom- 
AmnI iliu Hnar Hiij;i"U« ni-tor I would ilo 
*) IWiI l>fc'on' I coiiM do HO, llio fntli- 
CJ* ctijic to Hcn iTic, net. Iiowovcr ahnnt 
rti^'o.t, but toiiiTJin;;.' liin ■. oildly mnt- 
ivTA T') writ"I)I-« will, ^0 Tliu rti.-tt'T 
4im,<ti!cT Ciiine nhmrr 'I'lir; :irniiif;irirj 
|jj'Wn!i!ly inntr.'i'K <ij»''mm(| up a cU^ir 
I'ly r»i' tlid intrtdii rti'ni df Hpiritunl 
Ojirlilioii I aViiiU-d iny^-lf ot'Llicn;>- 
fiipit unity ttio oiMMHion ulTordod. I did 
oli I o<MiM, HU'I r ieU my d'-fi-cts wi-ro 
friii.K; pTfosihy tbo hi^ut e'dld'a pmy- 
rr.- \\j«^\\ II rMr)nlli itn,cr I bcml tin- 
CO 'd n> ws lliut lio wiw ^.itliiTrd into ilio 
l^■ld 11'' w ifl H hnitli-T So muidi for 
A cblMi ooncorn. TIio ncone now 

Ab lilt, Rtx »ve<'l{rt :ifl'rr hin conversion 
Iio virtilod nip n;^rin. I wii-* not in tbn 
liou wlmii bo Ciituf*. On my ooniirij^ 
in I fi>iiiid bitiipci'tcd by be slove. I iid- 
<li(»-scil Idiii, How aro you brollior. 
g^•(' jw n Kiss for tlic fiiHf time. }[n 
ai"(i* .md Hrd. I ill. ink (iod ihiii f oim 
Iti-it ymian n brolbcr. lit; iciinini'd u jth 
W" over id/Jit. Wo liillt^d urid pniynl 
t(i^''lli'^r, iiiid n more murki-d (diuti^e I 
iH'vt'r s iw in niiy mm In tbi- morning 
liu.-*dd, 'UroUinr ISiiyliT, [bat) iin ai - 
4'_-[it dc';io to Hw ynu, :iTid spend a 
iii^bL wiib yini, for 1 know I oin not 
livu 1. 111^ Kor myiclf I am willing i > 
di'o; 1 b.iVf bop(! in my tS^ivlor, but I 
L.iV!' ibi •<' gwwn up cliililiTii, and oiur 
no i-in law, t\|io aro ii-it g'ltbi-rcd, mid 
Oil) ilmu^lii of dying wbilc tboy niv out 
<ll' tlio cliuro I diitro-sscH luy aoul I lie- 
l.uvu iliiii out of our (ibuieli tlioy oan 
not W xivod, imkI if I could sue tbem 
coovL'itc.l Htid gathor.d int) the oburcli 
I oau d llic without a ninglo regri't, bul 
41io ilioii^Ul that ihoy ar.) out of tho 
^ujvb t)jiduni» iny ^\)\i\. I wished to 
C>' y'>u mid try lo enli-'t your !*ym|>i\- 
l.iii^* Hid priyers in tlu-ir bi-lmlt. ()h. 
liyihjr S.tyU'i', do hklwr tor tlu-in ; tboy 
Riv '!,■ ir I MHO, and He a heavy burden 
Qtl loy boirt. 

My dear rotidor, I buve fiivon you 
Ibi.^ O'l'-' itu* iu dfiail. lii)k at it 
nnl pon ler it wid\. D m't you si^o the 
COuc-M-ii of (be g'«lly towivdi you. Link 
licra :rid -tpi^ fir-*t ihooonccrn ofihcgml- 
ly oliild foniu uiicoiivcrto«l father; and 
«?iMnd, iH B'i'in 116 ibit fulu'r suff.Tt'^l 
lli.'4 Sivior to gilbor him iuto tbo fold, 
liit} ;ui\io.i^ OktuoiTi) in for hi.-t uoooururt- 
d --'''il i-.'U. You, dear ohildi'Oa, wbijti 
joa ro.vt ihf3tf liutw in ibii I'lUi iiMaud 
CfOi^oir. • tbomsi upplieible to you, cm 
joi pusiit to rtjfu-t.! tbo offreil mor- 
Jta- of y lur dovr i^AvJor? 

Di'.tr rador, the abovo rocit«>l oiv^o ii 
Cix'y le unou^ llie rainy si :iilar ontra 
vliioli b.'C'Wio kiiuw.t louH. Whdf tboiv 
fr<> U'Oiun'urjl tiousmdit of pin-uu* 
ftuA c<ii1'tr\-o, and (Jiiriitiiin friends who 

live out days and yeirs of sorrow and 
Righf*. tears and pniyi-rd, bacaase of un- 
coifverKKl chihiron; parents and friends 
wtio b«ir the burd<;n on tbeir bearti* in 
flt-prct, while tbeir gray biiirs go in eor- 
roiv to tbo gr.ivc. Oh, think what a. 
»c ne it will be when bcjivcu's rocord-t 
will be laid open bcf-re you. When the 
3; 'hi and tears, the groans and cries, tbo 
wound.^ and blood of your rejected Sav- 
it)r, will (ippcitr ag^iinst you, hut tho 
lu.irn iiiid pr.iyiTS, and anxious conecin 
of your Christian will all be 
;i'r,iinst you. Can yea meet aud stand 
lieforctfuch atribunjil? 

Why tlien are you not gathered aud 
Hiv-'d? Il is not boc^iuse your Savior 
wilt iiOtKive you, for lie astta you, hoic 
open would 1 have g-vtticp'd you. It is 
not Iweauao your Christian friends do 
not aid and assist you, weep over you, 
and |»r.iy fu-you. Neither i^ itlwciuse 
vm diin't know you ought to be ftived. 
fiioro is but ono reaaon why you are not, 
.ind it itJ the sam-^ rwuou wliv the Jeru- 
*d('iu .sinners wore not, yalhcrcd. Yk 


Why li it thsit yon follow every fiwh- 
i<>n and vain thing? B/oauso you wiU 
'to it. Wliy do you go to the ball, tlie 
picnic, and theiitre ? Bjciu^e you uuU 
■^0 Why do you foraiki; religious com- 
i-ompaiiy and choose the irreligiounand 
r.kshiou.t'ile for your so^iijty, but bcciuso 
you will do so ■-' And why do you not 
ropcdt and for-«;ike Bin and sinful society 
but lMJ<-aU3e you will not. Why do you 
not. believe the gosp.d and be b;»piized 
iu llio name of Jesus Christ for the ro- 
ini.ision of your sin-i, and become am^-m- 
bor in the church / Bjcau^o you will 
not Why are you not a child of God 
by fiiitb ill Chn^t Je^us and baptized 
into Christ, and 30 put him <pn and live 
a lifi* Of' bumble ob^dioncJ to all bis com- ' 
inimdm.Mit^? Only bocame you will 
Dot. My dear fricniU be assured that 
wtiil(! you will not he saved, altliougli 
■Jenus is reo'ly and willing, aud lia-iall 
power in liuaven and iu oirth, and has 
l)o«\er on eirtti to firgivj. he cannot ^ivr 
i/nu. Neitlii'r will the nnxiety, sympa- 
thy, tens aud prayeri, oi" thj clui-ch 
with all your Christian ftieudd &im')iu- 
i-d, avail you anyiblng while you will 
»fl/ be gatheivd atid saved. Bat li you 
icill, noiwiths.anding sin lies at \our 
dot>r, and bis desire is to have you, yet 
)0U will reigu over bim. 

D. P. Saylbr. 


H )mo is a place 4»f aUnla. When 
we view this word fro n a 
iiandpoiuf it ciuses giuiifylu.; and 
pleasing sensatioiid iu oui* brents, and 
if made known, otlcii alarms the 

Houu;, wlien resting on our minds, 
eause8 long and ileep m ! litati kh, aud 
if not reinoveii, \\\\ ;lit leil to an ir- 
roeoverable and irretriev.ible end 
llome caniiol be etoipired with any 
oiluT wiu'd iu ro.;ard to its brilliant 
grandeur, iialural aud 

*' Home wtien it is alt tliat uituro 
and grace can in;»keit, has a l)lei-iiv|- 
ueHH and beauty of reality, that rn^ 
agiuatioii in it3 fairest pictures 
would find nothing to exoel." Ilntirt, 
murmur bul its nauie, aud our minds 
will Iw animated and nspired by the 
Si>und,aiid memirios vvill start around 
which put tire iuto our brain, and 
Itetievoleuuti takes plae« and uprjots 
every obstacle; 

Ffome when made Iwautiful, at- 
tractive, and excellent, Is a very so 
licitons place indeed. It draws our 
mine's eutirely to that when our 
tbougiits are engaged about it. When 
[h-rsous are abroad, and they receive 
■lorae intelligence about borne, you 
will perceive a chanse in the eouii- 
teuance, and if go-xl new)?, their 
coiintenanc*; is as bright ae a diamond 
that glitters upon a ladies rintr. Tbeir 
hearts are glatldeiied, and they aiv 
full of mirth and exnIt;ition, Soon 
you will see the in in pursuit of their 
males to inftirm thcra of the illii'^lri- 
ous and benignant tidings w bich 
tboy have received. But on tlic eon-* 
trarv, when a hr)me is made ilcsolate 
and wretched, O! what a solemn 
sight; everything wrong and despiT- 
atc, nothing but ncrini'Miy ami ex 
tiiiction, and w|jy all this? Let the 
nader ponder and ans-ver. Iviok at 
the poor and deplorable children, 
nearly frozen to death, and bearing 
nothing but imju'ecationR an.I profane 
langua'^e. Language cannot dictate 
or expre,ss itJ? vvretcliednes?. Vito au- 
ger and de-struclion will be the re^uIt 
ofHuch homes. May civilization and 
Cbriiitianitv soon, soon wipe all such 
in oblivion. 

Rut what arerll our e.irthly homes 
with all their beaiitie.^, attractions, 
excellencies, pomp and glory, when 
compared with the home of the saint* 
in glory? We must say no oompar- 
isnn in the least. The home of the 
saints i;^ a home of rest lliat will last 
through all eternity. Its bea ities, 
pleasnres, anil grandeur can not lie 
s(en by any human being while in ibis 
stage of artion, '* Fur eye hath not 
seen, nor ear heanl, neither has it 
entered into the heart of man, the 
things that God has prepared for them 
that love Him." We nerd not doubt 
the existence of such a home, Christ 
Siiys : •' In my Father's are 
many mansions." We should ono 
anil all strive to get possession of that 
holy home wbilegrace is in (mr reach 
The lirne will come wh'^n the otf ts 
ni* mercy will be no Ioniser, '* Mv 
spirit shall not always strive with 
man." — Gen. 6. 3. May we nil say 
with the poet : 

•' Mid BCcncB of confuaioo, aod cream re 


ITow sweet to my bouI ia cominimion 

with Bftlnta ; 

To flad at the banquet of mercy there's 

And feel in the presencp of Jesoa at home. 

Home, home, swept, sweet liorafi ; 
Prepare roe dt-ar Snvior, for glory my, 

C H. Walker. 
Berlin, Pa. 


As vou love your souls, tike heed 
that you go not against the loud calls 
of God, aud against your own knowl 
edge and conscience, lest it should go 
worse with you in the day of judg- 
ment, tlian with Sodom aud Gomor- 

Enquire of God as a man that is 
witling to know the truth, and not 
be a wilful de-lro^er of your own 
9«nl. Search the Holy Si;ri plunks tlaily 
an 1 see whether tlicse thingn ho so. 
Try impartially whether it Iw safer 
lo trust heaven or &irli,and whether 
it l)e better to follow Gidormiu, thi' 
spirit or the flesh, better to live in 

I'oliut^i or fiin, and wbctber an u»- 
sanctificd ftato 1>g safe for you t« 
abide in «mc day longer. When you 
have found out wliich is best, resolve 
accordinglv, and make your choice 
without any more ado, If you will 
be true to your own souls, and de 
not love everlasting tiu-ments, I be- 
.seech you as fnnn the Lord that you 
will but take tliis rcasonidde advice. 
Then at your <!eath bed, how boKlly 
may wccomlortaud encourage ^oor 
departing kouIs, and at your t)UfiaI, 
bow bopefuily may we leaieyou iu 
the grave, in the cxpeciation of meet- 
ing your souls, in heaven, and to se« 
your bodies rai.-ed to glory. But if 
you will go m in a careless, Ignoraitt, 
fleshly, worldly and unholy life, and 
ail (mr desires and labors can not so 
fir prevail as to keep you from the 
wilful damning of youi'selves. we 
must then imitite o«r Lord who de- 
lightetb in those f-^w liiat are jewel?, 
and in that" little fioek '' wiilehbbuli 
receive the kingdom, when the an*- 
godly shall reap the misery wiiieli 
tboy sowed duiing life. Oil ! willul 
and ii."iserab!c sinners, It is not God 
that is cruel 10 yon, but y<m ai-o 
cruel to yourselves. You )mve lieeu 
told that you niu*-t turn or bum, and 
yet you mm not, but ihe time will 
come, and is not far di.staut wiieu 
every knee shall bow and every 
tongue shall confess that Jesus Clulst 
iq the Vn ol God, 

Ob sinners, il only ynu could xee 
in what a dangerous pbice you are 
slanding, I think it would cause yuu 
to turn immediately. When yon have 
the opportunity to turn, then is the 
time to make pence with ymir God, 
and to prepare yourself for u Iietti-r 
world to come. We are all well 
aware that we liave no abiding place 
here, only a short time, and a fe* 
more of ynn<l(T setting Sun, and we 
may be nnmijere.1 witli the pale na- 
tions of the deal. Ttieii alt U ino 
late; yon can no more make peaee 
with your G<pd. Then is the lime 
th t v<>n wit! iiavf^ to beii<l voiT 
kntes and want your God to have 
mercy upon you, but why did you 
n..t call upon Him when he \vd8 
near, when be showefd his litessiugs 
n[ion von and called you to Inro? 
But you would not. l)fsolifdi'-tit| 
and vile a" you arc, if yr)u will Init 
torn, the L*ir<i will have nii rcy up- 
on yon. If y<m will but truly turn, 
even the ange s in Heaven are wil- 
ling to receive ynu. If ihoii wilt 
l>ut cast sat-m bidtind titer, and let 
the laws of liigh heaven liavr domia- 
iim over you, the Fathe'- will re(H'i;tt 
yoii H* a prodig;i! son, and giv* yuu, 
one of his best rol)ep. 

Oh! sinners, I beseech you once 
more, as it were upon my beudi'd 
knees, to take this advice boni'' to 
yourselves, and may the God r)i'ni,;h 
H'-aven not let yon rest, neither dav 
nor night, 'till von rep-mt. ThouL;h 
many a night your pillows may b© 
wetted with tears, unless you turn 
aud make a true confession, it will 
avail but little. Let iis try to work 
out our soul'fl salvation wlih great 
fear and trembling. Your bodies will 
shortly lie in the dutt, and angeU or 
ilevils will seize upon your souls, and 
all will be taken to associate with tbt 
society which they loved most whlU 
in this life. 


" I would rather be a Joitr kecpfr 
in tlic hou-Jp nfGotI, tliTin to dwell In 
the tents of wickcdiie'ia." My ])raycr 
to one anil all is, Henvpii and hap- 
pines-j. M:iy the Lord sanctify this 
to the g'lOil oT all, and l>ring ihem 
into the Fold uf CJirisl. 

Elias Guofp. 

Cerro Oorda, lU. 


Brethren pray for ua. t Thes. 6 : M. 

To ihi.* uifiiiliers of the Church of 
find in ;;pneral. Grace be unto you, 
and peace iVoni God the Father, and 
from our Ltrd Jesus Christ. Unto 
IIS, who are by one spirit baptized in- 
to one body, and con.srqiiently, to- 
gether fellow-heirs of the grace of 
life. Let us stand firm In the ChriH- 
tjan fellowship, cemented toge*her in 
love and union ; striving e.irnestly in 
prayer to God for one another. 
**Brethren pray for us." Paul made 
ihie to the brethren, but in 
acripture language the sister^^ are in- 
cluded in a general appeal. Inas- 
oiiich, tiien, as Paul requested the 
pnivers of t!ie saints for hitnycU", and 
Silvanus, and Timotheus, mini^rters 
in the primitive age of Christianlly, 
who shared ii larger portion of the 
Holy Spirit than wc do in this dis- 
tant age, ill which darkues*! covereth 
the land, and gro*3 darknew the peo- 
ple ; iniquity abounds, and the love 
of roany is growing oold, surel)', 
necessity compels us to make this 
solemn appeal : "Brethren, pray for 

The holy apostlefl felt the re&pon- 
ftibility of their mission, hence their 
fi'equent appeal*!, "Pray for us." Do 
you think, my dear raembera, that 
we are letci wenaitive of our high call- 
iog? Suppose ye that we are less 
concerned about the welfare of your 
and your children's soul:-;'* I>o you 
imagine tliat we feel no im|>o£tauce 
tn our mission, and not feel the pon- 
derous weight, the mighty responsi- 
bility bearing upon us by preaching 
the Word of life? I Iiopeyoudo uot. 
Then my repeated, earnest appeal U, 
brethren, "pi ay for us"; sibters, "pray 
for u»," that the word of the lx)rd 
may have fre<; course, and that it may 
be glorified, kuowing that '*lhe ef- 
fi-'ctual, fervent prayer of the right- 
eous availeth much." Let that love 
*tound among us, and within u?*, that 
wt Clin feel for one another, and fyin- 
^thire with one another in our wtak- 
oesaes, in our iofirmltu'3, aud in our 
unperfeotlouji. If we Icnrn this UKirc 
properly, and cultivate ourniind.'':tc- 

brelhren and sisters, sustain to eaHi 
other. For nothing Is more detesta- 
ble in the sight of GotI and man than 
evil-spoaking, fault Sliding and evil 
surmisings, througli which eonus eon- 
tention?*, envy, malice and animosity, 
to the destruction of that p-'uee, '.ove, 
and sweet enjoyment which we ncc- 
eKsarlly should have, and can liavc if 
no fuch things do txlst. Let love be 
the ruling principle In our hearts, 
l<>r "God is love; and he that dwcll- 
elh in love dwellcth in God, and God 
ill liim." 

Oh ! think what mischief, what 
trouble, and what very unhap- 
py feelings will it kiusc the soul 
that yields to evil insinuations. Sueli 
a spirit once imbibed is &urc to ilnd 
fault with everything that does not 
comport with his views, and makes 
him believe that cerytldng is done 
in opposition to liim, and for his in- 
jury. O, let U3 banisii such thoughts 
from our hearfs, and from our miuds 
forever, and iiave them filled w:ith 
love Divine, which excels every oth- 
er love. That love which eudureth 
all things, beareth all things, and 
makes the soul feel happy even in 
diwippointnicnts, in distresBcw, in af- 
rtictione, in persecutions, in tempta- 
tions, in crosses, and in fiery trials. 
Knowing that these trials and tribu- 
lations "work for n« patieuce ; and 
patience, experience ; fviid experience, 
hope ; and hope ruaketh not ashamed, 
bewiuso the lovf. ofG'xi i.% shed ohrmd 
iv our hearU hythe Ilofy Ghost which 
is givni vs."^ O, what ijuppy seasons: 
What blessed enjoyraentH ! And, O, 
what Hweet communion ! where all Is 
love, all is jjeace, all is j 'y, and where 
all are engagetl to make one another 
happy, and where the .-iweet nectar, 
/ofv, reverberates from heart to heart. ' 
Ilrelhren, let us watch and pray thai 
we niay realize such a heaven upon 
earth, wliera God dwells, and v/hcre 
in the sweet presence of Jesus is full- 
neKs of joy, and at Ilia right hand are 
pit asuren forevcrmorc. Tins wo can 
realize while together in God's sape- 
tuary, in our gocial meeting-', at home 
while surrounding our owu iitniily 
alfir. or in an isolated condition. For 
this wo labor, for this we aim, and 
this wir are permitted to obtain, if we 
love ( Jod and keep his (Himmandmenfs. 
Brethren and winters, if we lix-l any 
lack in doiiiy; thi?*, let an speedily 

A new ?ceu(; of time hiki cumnjcnc- 
04), let U6 with it commeace a new 

is ebbed away and we piss thnuiii 

the dark valley of death, and watludl 

nap tlic reward ofnurULors; if sown 

In (ears, wo shall reap with joy. * 

"\ f<Mv nior« nUins days «n:l jciirs, 
Sliall brine a v'"''''^'! '" "'"' ti'firi ; 
Thiin wp slinll rench ihal liuppjr shore. 
Wbt-re pariiiij; almll be kimwu uo more. 

Finally, brelhron pray for ns. 

Yours in the bonds af the Cii>.»-pil 
I/HONAUi) Firry. 

New JSntrrp/ist; Fa. 

cordingly thereto, we thereby (au ' life, more devoted to God, more aa- 
■»«ke a vaM improvement in our char- sinuialed to Jt^-us, and tarneatly pray 
^erUties as a Chrivtiau people, uuJ logither for a double pc»rtioo of His 
** ^iie ftiinetified r:-3atioiJ-Mp we, ih i Spirit, for sw-n, •o-^n th-n tide of life 

For Oif rH'jrit.i- 


Logic, we are told, is the artof reii'- 
souing. Kea.son exist* everywhere, 
and logic is the development of it in 
the mind. 

A logical pr<M!e«s is an aur'ement 
ordisagreenientof the ciementH which 
act upon each other in the formation 
of an object (tr in the cause of a re- 
sult. Logic acta a part genericaily 
in every performance, but there are 
special definitions ofitwhieli limit 
its exi.-~tence in many activities 

There are, ther. fure, two distinct 
classes of operations with res|)cct tcp 
the powers of logical arrangement. 
The fii-sl is generic or ratural, and 
the second is a restriction upon natu- 
ral and unnatural performances 
changing them Bometiuies from real 
and pometimcH from supposed confu- 
sion into imagined or real harmony. 
A full comprehension of perfect nat- 
ural or logical order in anything i.t 
an aolilevnieyl, the consummation of 
which belongs only to God. There 
can be no stronger or more compre- 
hensive evidence given in favor of 
logical arrangement than that given 
by Christ where he says, "liriit cast 
out the beam that is In thine own eye, 
and then shalt thou see clearly to east 
out the mote out of thy brother's eye." 
This is the eimplcst definition of log* 
ic; each step throwing light upon 
that which follows or precedes. The 
loan who liears that there are tidings 
of salvation proclairaod, is forced ei- 
ther take a step toward heaven or in 
an opposite direction. If he steps 
forward uew light flashes upon him 
at every advancement until he reaches 
the full fltature of manhood in Christ 
J.'SUfl ; whi<rh is the object or result 
logically accomplished or realize<l. 
Kut if hf steps backward the light re> 
oedes from him just as far as it would 
haveadvaDf'ed had begone toward it, 
and thus he is the better prepaird to 
take another htep backwards into 
diirkn<>is and so on until he reaches 
the gfxjl, plunging into eternal de 
struction, a result in which logic beai"s 
a conspicuous part^ whero the rcawn 
Is deveiope<l. Rut man being depriv- 
ed and ninful, his soul is in Auch a 
dj.-iorguniaed condition that the de 
tjigned use of the RO^es is not enjoyed 
by him. He may txert al! hi? jK>wer 
to net- p<;fiect order in natural or spir- 
itn;ii things, yet hf fivh to do -o, 

•hnujrli lie believes he has .seen the end 
ind reached jierffcilon. I do not wi.-b 
fo quarrel with tlie activity of ii,o:h-n» 
science. Neither <!o I wish to sev ii 
less fruiifid in dit.fingui.shii g tiulb 
I'lom error; i)ut I do cuiteiid that ail 
its eoij cUires and o.nelusions are 
subordinaio to aperfiCL !f*^^ of ijU'rtv, 
namely, the Gos| ol, in which ih^ 
will of God is clearly an<I lo^ilcdly 
spoKcn and revealed. The teaehliig* 
oftheGosjM'l must not be cenMocre.! 
inharmonious or stgniatiad as nn- 
pnciieal, beeiuise they appear a; fo 
men, for the senses and ronscqi citfy 
thejtidgmphts of men aieknovnCu 
be in a disorganizerl condition, hence 
man's methoils i>f reasoning ace 
fb(.li.<hne>s with God , and by this fool- 
ishness winch is the best thing io man, 
't has pleased God (osavc th- mihat 
believe. If the case be .-o with oar 
be>t elVorts, what is tlie leault of neg- 
lected ones? Who ciin tell ? 

J. B. Garveb. 
iShirleysburg, Pa. 

The G(wi>i;i.— The Gospel wa» 
sent Into the world to save the world, 
—to save it from sinking I But from 
prr.'icnt appearance, it looks as thongb 
the world was going to sink the Com- 
pel,— slidi it into (.biivionl Man, /^' 
you arc not saved by the Goppel/ — 
God's word will grind you topowdet 
It was said of the first preachers ol" 
the Gospel that they were turning 
tJie world upt^ide doirn. It la wor- 
tJiy of remark that the preachcc* 
these days are trying to turn thr 
Gospel upsidedown. The Gospel i» 
the power ofCJod unto solvotion tit 
them that believe, but the power oi' 
God unto damnation to thera ihaf 
believelh not. The Gospel has u 
Savior in it ! And there is a devil 
outside of it seeking to rob the Gos- 
pel oi Its Savior. Which will yor> 
do, link arms with Christ to hold nj» 
the GoKpel, or with satan to tear \i 
down ? In short will you have thf 
Gospel and Heaven, or uo Gospel anJ 
hell?— y. S. Ftory. 

Wkar a SmH:!-:. — Which wilt yoi> 
do 7 Smile nnd make others happy.^ 
or be crahbetl and make everybody 
around miserable? You can liveumoog 
flowers and singing birds, or in fhi- 
mire among fogs and frogs. ThoaniouDt 
of htippinesa you can prodtico \^ incuK 
cubble, if you will only tJiow a smil- 
ing fitce, a kind heart, and ijpeak pteag- 
ant words. Oa the otht-r hand, by 
eour Iook», croHa word.s, fretful iii.-*p&- 
sitioQ, you can make hundredd unba{^ 
py alujost beyond eiiduruoc^. Whid* 
will you do? Wear a sniih'ag comite- 
nanco; let joy beam in your eye and^ 
love fflow on your forehead. There i» 
no joy .so great us that which spring 
from ft kind act or pleii&int iloed^ am* 
you may feel it at night when yoti rest, 
and at morning when you r'scj aoff 
throughout the d.-jy vheu nbo'it yuup 
dftiiy busiu'^ss. _ 



H(H]Ui-iit jK'r.'it'L-utiuii lliul genorally 
I'olloivs, B]>])('ars fioiti what the; 

AOfABTAGE8 0r AFFLIOTIOH. HO 4. ! stead of cursing tliem. So Saul's king of the laml ? Aud Uaviil laiil 

] dcsIgDf> were frusirated in like man- • up tliese words in Ins heart, and ^vae 
Davii. A ryi-K OK Jehuh. . ^^^ Three signal interpositions of sore afraid of A.hish the kins; of 

That David ""J ''i- kingdom lit- j,^_^^,;_,^^^ j_j,^.^^^,p,^l ),i, ,„p„,pts i tioth." .S,f 56th l'«.lm, which de- 
Mally, to whith he was cljosen and i ,q ,^|jg ,1,^ IjC^. uf David. Alwnt scribes his great trials, tcmiitalinnK. 
»tlnhlish«l hy the, and the ,|,i, lime, probably on the occasion -and fears ; as also his hope and eon- 
O'iJi.icqucnt iKP-eciition that followed, ■ of ids escaping to Samuel at Ramah, | fidence in (jod to deliver him, as this 
I, tyjiical ol, and the epiiilual Uavid wrote tiie 59th I'salni, as the : was a critical time, and one of piK.'U- 
kin'gdom llo mmo to cslablish in the title doth signify, in the conclusion ; liar trial to David. IJeing sore afraid 
hearts of Hin followers, and the con- ■ "f «'''<='' •'« utters these devout sen- j of Achish the king, he assHmed the 

tiraents so b.-flttinft his coi>dition. j appearance of one bereft of reason, at 
' Bnt I will sing ot thy power ; yea, I which we need not be astonished. — 
■ I I will sing aloud of thy merev in the ! Imagine ourselves placed in his sitii- 
angcl who announced Jesus' Ijinh i doming ; for thou hast been my de- ( ulion, as an exile, being driven by 
hiiil to Ilia mother. — Duke I. 32. (-(.^jj jmifpf^g;, ;„ iJn. (j^y of trouble. | persecution from his own country, 
I'or in what sense could Christ's sjiir- j IJiito ikec, O, my strength, will I , kindred lie., to seek refuge among 
itual dominion be calletl the kingdom j sins : for God is my defence, find the I the Phillstiney, his most bitter eiie- 
of his father David, nnlew! David's i God of my mercy." God is my de- I mies. Jle had received the sword of 
kingdom was a ty|K5 thereof? That ' fense, happy is lie who can cheriirli 1 Goliath, whom he had slain, ftem the 
llHvidwaga type of ^osus appears; this trust in the Almighty amid the [ i'riest at Nob, unto whom he said, 

,■ „ ,1 • , I „ ,1 , ,, I . . ' rrlrtlj and ilttntrnfti of !ifp If wp nrc i ''there is none like thyt," which he 

troni this also, that the pro]>het4 who • tnais and oangeis oi Jiii. ii we arc » 

Sunder the Divine protection, what i had taken with him, but now, no 

' have we to fear? Nothing that can ; duuht, had hid or thrown away being 
injure us. The adversary of soiils ! cumbersome and dangerous, iustead 
may assail U!^, wicked men may be ! of "''ieh he applies the sword of the 

'allowed to ii.fliet temporal evils, if ; Spirit, for the weapon of his warfare, 
pos,iblc even death itself, but the j 'o fight against the enemies, and a 

iimmortalepiritremainssecure. "And [glorious victory ha did achieve.— 

Read the 33th Psalm. This poor 
man cried, and the Doi'd heard him 
and saved him out of all his troubles. 
The angel of the Lord enoampeth 
round about them that fear hiiu and 
delivereth them. "The eyts of the 
Lord are upon the righteous, and bis 
ears are open uuto their cry." The 
face of the Lord is against them that 

foictold to the Israelites the coming ' 

ol Jesus, named him David, and Da- 

\ id their king. .See Jeremiah :)'J :9. 

i:«kiel, 34 : 23-37 : 21. llonea, 3, -1- 

fi. Iseiah, 05:3. Acts, 13:34. la 

the Inst pasfoge, the benefits wliieh 

the spiritual seed derive Irom the i u„^,i,l^l^.,l■ ,Vom Naicth and came 

government of Christ, in particular ' j,,,) fuiJ farfore Jonathan what 

iheireafely from their enemies, nre||,„,.e I done, what is mv iniquity, 

l-rined " Uc sure memr:, of David." ,^„j ^,,^j j^ „,y ji„ before thy father 

that he seeketh my life." Then Jon- 
athan us a true friend and brother en- 

Saul also sent nicfwcngers unto Da- 
vid's house to watch him, and slay 
him in the inorinng." — I Sumuel 19 

deavors to allay the fears of David, 

11. "And the chief priests and i jj„j (o comfort him and said unto 
scribes »oui;ht how they might kill 
tlesuii." IJut Daviil escapes, being 
warned, and assisted by his wife who 

bini, " Whatsoever thy soul desireth, , ., „. , 

1 will even do it for thee," Jona- ''^ "''■ '" '^"' "^ ""= ''•^"'^"'hrance 

inukes UNI* ofn btnitagiMii to deceive 
Sttul. " So Diivitl lleil and taoapcd, 
ami came to tiiuimt'l to Kntnuli and 
ti*lJ liiiu all tluU Sftul had done to 
Mm." Kamucl no douht tl-It doei'Iy 
\\jv tlie wcltUro of I,)ftvid, whom he 
saw eipofjod to Buch ininiinent dan- 
;, uommenJiiiy him to ihe caro oi' 
ttiu Almighty, nud giving; him that 
:uU'ii-o which ho deomod buut suited 
tu hit) fiitiiatiuii, und tiiov both went 
and tiwclt at Xaiuth, where it is eup- 
pojicd there was a school ut" the \ 

timn'i plan to sscertaiu how Saul feels 
towards David, whereupon Saul be- 
comes enraged and Iriea to kill hiui 
Then Joiiathon lets David Unow the 
enmity of Saul towards him. Their 
interview was most affecting, they 
"kissed each other, and wc])tone with 
mother until David exceeded, ajid 
Jonathau said to David go in peace." 
How valuable is a faithful friend, 
e«p(>cialiy wlicn the aflection which 
thus binds one to us is attended with 
religious priueiplos. Human friend- 

prophctsof which Samuel was il,e j al'ips alas ! are too often like all the I 
hi*ad. Saul hennl of thi-< and sent «tlier afl'aire of this life, uncertain,! 
messeni^ors tr) take David. A» ihev U"»l t'"a»^'tory. W lien ihey are formed [ 
nppruached Naioth they met the I Ijst^vcen the sincere followers of Jc- i 
t'ompnny of the prophetH prophesying, j'^"". '"•'^'" ^'"^ desire of enamragini 
:uid the stime divine inllueuco came | ^'"^''' ^'*''^'* '"■'^'"*^' ""^ ^^'■^'"Stl'*^"'"^ 
upon the meest-ngers of Saul, and i ^'■'^^■'* "^'"'^=* ''^"''^ '" *'**^ pi-omi>tion 
alHo prophe«iLHi, and when it ' "*' ^*'-'' '^'^"''''' ''"^>' "'"'^ =*'"°°S ''" 

was told Saul, hf nent ulhers again, p'''"'*-'*-'^' blessingi that God bestows 

undaKrtin the third time, -and "they '>l>o» His children. They serve lo 

did theiyimv. Saul now rwolveil to i "'"^1'"'*^ ^'"■' »"'*1*^*' sentiments, they 

.^0 hiniBelf an<l tnake Bure of ihu ob- I ^°"^'-' '" ^'■■^'"'^' '"*'^ ^'^^^ '"*" exercise 

jcctufliis revenge, "and the spirit!''**^ purest aftV-etions. They cherish 

uf Clod was upon him also, and lie '"*LNi luul atreugtheu every wise and 

went on jind prophesied. " The Serin-' jJi^od.ieaoUition. 
^ture dues mil iufi>i:m m what Suul ^ I^'t us try ilieir dear reader, to be 

i/iophesied. but lik«- Uahium \\hu Mvorthy of such friondship, aud when 
%\\eut with the princos of Halak, ^ formed, be true to their sacred obscrv- 

. a,'uln-t the will of tiod. Uod after- 1 „„«,, even uuto death. "And David ,' courage and of their devotion to the 
J^M;.rdj»ttddh,m to Kn.w.ih them- but |, rose and fled that day for fear of ; c^so .f David was given, by them 

ya .ho word whu-h 1 shall say unto! Saul, and, went to Achi.h the king of, cru^i^^ the Jordan at the most dan 

of them from the earth. The Lord is 
nigh unto them that are of a broken 
heart, antl eavcth sueli that are of a 
contrite spirit. "Many arc the afflic- 
tious of the righteous, but the Lord 
delivereth him out of them all." — 
Through this great trial and persecu- 
tion, the Psaluiisi wiis enabled to re- 
joice, giving Uod tlie praise aud honor 
for his great deliverence. Theafllictive 
di."ipensation of God's ]>rovidence was 
bleHscd, uot only to himself, bul his 
esperieneo aud admirable balm, he 
has gi en for the benefit of the church 
for all lime to come. "David there- 
fore deparleil theuw, and escaped to 
the c:ive Adullnm„ and wheu his 
brethren and all his father'.s house 
» I heard it, they weut down thither to 
him, aud every one that was iu dis- 
tress, gathered tJiemsclvcs unto David 
and he bacamo captain over them, 
aud there wero with him above 400 
men. "And of tlie Gaditcs these 
scperatcd themsilveeunto David into 
tlic whole to the wilderness men of 
might, aud men of war fit for the bat- 
tle, that could handle shield and buck- 
ler, wliose faces were like the faces 
of lions, and were as swift us tiie roes 
upon the mountain.'* 1 Chron. 12: 
Abundant proof both of their 

all in ihf valleys. The trjhf!» of [jfi-, 
JanitM nod Judah, furuir«hed ron»>id- 
erable a'cftslon lo th<' Iwnd nt tlit 
enve uf Adiillum. I>n\ id as he *u\y 
the men approitehing. l.ntl a: t!i>r 
pomc fears U«t Ihey might prove iw- 
be die encmiea of H'ltd, odilrvw-iHj; 
them iu llic folluwiiig I.Tignngc, 'Ml 
ye bcfomc pcnrenbly nnio nir. !•■ 
help me, my heart sliall l)e knit nni» 
you, but if ye be come to letray m« 
to mine encmiep, gpting tlieir is nw- 
tt-rong in my h:»ni]i!, the God of o\n 
fjitlicrs look there and rclmko it." — 
Their juous and p.^triotic rejjjy roou 
put his heart at rest, and inspired him 
willi fresh et'ijiidence in theoverruJlnt: 
[irovidenou of God. The spirit e.nnin 
upon Ama.'^ia who was chief of ih^ 
(Xiptianp, and he t«aid, "Thiuc are wr. 
David, aud on thy side thou son o! 
Jesse, peace l»o unto thee, aud pwux 
be toihy hclpei-& for thy God help- 
eth thee." **C)eeirg tliere Js no wrim^ 
iu my hande." "Dut and if ye suttci 
for righteoiisncy.^ sake happy are yr 
for it is better if the will of Go<l bo 
so that ye suffer for well doing, thau 
for evil doing.". 1 Pet. 3 : 14, 17 
4 : 12, 13. "And they departe<l from 
the presence of the council rejoiciu;; 
that the/ were counted worthy t» 
sutler L-hame for his name." ActJi 5 : 
41. So David thrnngh Ms affiiftion- 
aud experience was growing iu grnc 
and in the knowledge of the Lord 
being also greatly strengthened ami 
encouraged by the accossioa of sneU, 
brethren who came iu demonstration 
of the Spirit and of power to com- 
fort him, by saying, "Pejice, peaew 
be unto thee, pe-acc i;e unto tliy help- 
ers, furthoGod he]})eth liiee." "But 
the more they afillitcd them the mory 
they uiultiplied and gre""." 


Wdch Bun, Pa. 

ibtvthil shalt ihuu do." which 

re- ^ Oath, and Uio servants of Achish gerous i^rk^d, when it had overflown 

v;ltttl iti ble--siu^' ilic Unelilca iu-J 9aid uuto him, is,U2t iJti* DAvid the its baoks, and l.y putting to flio-ht 


Re&t i» iiighly appreciated byeveiy 
being tUat knows ffhat rest b. Mmu 
travels from place to place Beekio^ 
this enjoyment and fiodetli nut, al- 
though there is a rest that God alone 
can give, aud is rest to the soul. Our 
bodios also need rtsc from the toils cl 
the day, and how refreshing Is a few 
hours-of rest when the body beeome* 
wearied by hard labor.. The mind 
becomes wearied and needa rest also. 
The body, the soul, aud the mind 
have rest, but they must ba goverueW 
by the laws that are calculated tu- 
govern them. The body :;an enjoy 
this redt by censing from labor a cai-- 
taiu length of time. The mind cui;. 
rest by coming to Christ. The soul 
can havo f-est by taking up the yoke- 
of Jesus, and following Him through 
the jourrey of life... 

The vest beyond ihc grave is the- 
moat desirable^,, and tc Gnj(»y it, %\j 

T 11 E WEEKLY P I L G H 1 M. 


f utter onreolvcslo be governed by llio f 
faw liiai «»u aloiu* give ihat I'cst. No j 
tttoiv <*Jin we ciijoT that rest wltluml . 
irt'iug obi'tlient t) IIIhi wliu cnu f;ivf, 
xnil li;i8 jtrcpartnl such enjoyment?, j 
iLatt we can live without partuking 
«l tliu things nccilful tor tlic h<>d\\ i 
Ifitn wc must not only labor on«: a | 
Hcok, but even* Hny. This is a work | 
{hat must not cchc while in this sin- | 
Till worhl. The niinil, eoul, ami body | 
Kiiist he cng'igotl in this noble work. < 
*>urhcarta (uust be sprinkluU from ' 
iui evil fonseieiice, ami our bodies 
washed with pure water, nu<l without j 
ibia it is impossible to onjoy eternal i 
lest. God has prepared this noble [ 
«-iij.iymcnt for HibchiMreu. Bretbreu, ; 
iliis is a great in<lucemcnt (ocontinue | 
fltMdrast in " the faith once delivered ' 
lolhe s:[intd." l^ct us cast our minds 
baok on days that arc passed and gone, 
;ind review the ci:urse wo have pur- 
suud, ant] examiue the nr>it step in 
searcli of that rest. Have we ever 
uunttnued faithful Co that promise wo 
made i)cfore God and many witnesses? 
J Ti* vc we ever wavered frjm that 
j.riimlse? If not we count them hap- 
^iv which endure. We have entered 
1 he Vineyard of the Lord, and have 
ULffced with Him for a penny a day, 
nhlch is ctcrual rest, and when our 
work h doue, and time is no longer, 
wii will enter the joya of the Lord. 
Though sometimes wo get a little 
tired and tiie cares of thiis world and 
lis vain pleasures, hinder our prog^ 
rw^ for a while, is there anythiug in 
the world that ia worth more than 
•Ic'inal rest? Is there any friend by 
whose influenoe we are CLuaed to stray 
xvTuy from ourlirot love? Go I forbid 
iJial any one should draw us from 
«ur first love, — to forsaiio those true 
IMJiiuinlos wiiich we have inherited 
iu .our tirst start towards everl.isc. g 

Dear brethrcu and slstei-s, you who 
who have enlisted as soldiers of the 
wff38, and who are trying to inherit a 
home iu Heaven, do not let any one 
«f SHtau's friends get tho advan(ag« 
w you. Ho presents many nico thiuga 
lidbre our eycflj and bids U"* partake, 
nud )iow many have been deeoived 
l*y iiis cunning device. Wc fear of- 
Uriie^i we neglect our duty, and come 
ahort of ]abc>riug as we .should. Let 
«» go on to peri'ectiou, louLing for- 
ward to that rest that in beyond the 
•Jyriliiu ofdc'itii, where wc will be 
luily compensated fur all our trials, 
aud aaiictiouH. Happy thought I wc 
wiSi meet above, " Wlicra tlic wicked 
*ttja-i« i'roni troubling, and the weary 
ui't* at rest." 

Youth's DepartlI16Ilt. l'**^^^''' ^'^^^^^^ euocees, uevcrthe- tinueth not in all things written in 
" _^ Mew. the book of the law to do them ; and 


If. on tiie contrary, you waste yonr 

early y(Nu-s, live fur fun only, trifle 

"Sparc a copper, sir; I'm elArv- . with your op|H)rlunitie?, you will find 

ing,-' said a poor, hidf-clnd man to a j after u while, that your life is a fail- 

g*-n:Icman who was hastening home- j ure—ywi, even you should bo as rieh 

ward through the I'iroets in tlio great 'as Crawns. 

city one hitter euh! night, "ypare a \ One of the oddest thin^p* is to 
wpfK-r, pir ; .ind 0(,d will bleesyou." | nic<>t a man who ban let golden op- 
Strtifk with the Irllow's miinner portuuitios go hy him, just entering 
and apiH'ar.inee, tlie genllemau re- | the battle of lift-, yet entirely unfitted 
p'*'^^' -* ' tor his p(»sition. He is to be i)iticd, 

You look as if you had eiu-n l>et- and yet blamed. In this favored 
land every one can learn to read and 
write, fur instuno\ But how often 
do we meet young men utterly una- 
for vour iod"- I hlo to write a do?,eu lines without 
I mistiikcs ! Be at«ured, yt)ung frieuils, 
it will be a sourt^ ot shame to you 
as men, if you do uot pay atlvntion 
to education as boys. 

The world is full of books to read. 
You arc surrouuiei! with friends and 
relatives. Bo warned in time, and 
coin happiness aud iionor in the fu- 
tiU'O, from the iiuhistry of the pres- 
ent, nnd you will not have read tliU 
page in vaiu. 

ter davK !'£ you will tell me can- 
didly what has been your greatest 
faiUua through life, I'll give you 
tnougli mouey to p:i 

"I am afraid I could hardly do 
timt," the beggar answertd with a 
mournful smile. 

■'Try, man, try," added the gentle- 
man. "Here's a shilliug to sharpen 
your nicnu)ry ; only be sure you 
speak tlic truth. 

The man pressed the coiu tightly 
iu his hand, and after lliiuking fur 
nearly a minute, he said : 

" lo I)e hi nest with you, then, I 
believe my greatest fault has been in 
learning to 'kill time.' When I was 
a youngster, I had kind, loving pa- 
rents, who let me do pretty niucli as 1 
liked ; so I l>ecame idle and carelfss, 
and ucvcr once tiiougiit of tiie change 
wiiich was in store for me. In the 
hope that I should one day make my 
ra.irk iu the world, I was sent to col> 
le ; but there I wasted my time in 
idle dreamings and expeueive amuse- 
mcnta. If I had been a poor boy, 
with ueeessity straining me in the 
face, I think I should have doue bet- 
ter. But somehow I fell into the 
notion that life wiis one continued 
holiday ; I gradually beeamo fund of 
wine and company. In u few yearct 
my parents both died ; and you can 
guess the rest. I soon waetcti^ what 
little they left me, and now it is too 
late to combat with my old habits. 
Yg8 sir, idleness ruined me." 

"I bel eve \u r Story," replleil the 
gcutlcnian, "and when I get home, 
I'll tell it 1;^ my boya aa « warning. 

"the soul that sinnetb itshall die." 

Si.> you 80(^ our curse is far wor^e 
than that of the man we have letu 
speaking about, for it brings death, 
eternol death; but the Lord Jesoa 
Christ paid our debt for uh. He has 
redee n«l us with his preoinu-* blood, 
tor silver and gold could not p:iy the 
debt. It rctpiire<l the death of tin; 
spotless L:unb of God, and that was 
the price he paid. 



"Christ ImtU reilcemeil u» from ttic curae 
of the liiw." Gal. 8 : 13. 

Many years ago it was customary 
in some lands — indeed it was doue in 
our own land during colonial days — 
to soil people for a certain length of 
lime to pay thuir debts which iJiey 
eould uut otherwise pay. At that 
lime there w;is a mau who ba<l been 
uuiortmrate in his business, uud had 
got very ilceply iu debt, and his ercd- 
iiora oblaineil permission of the court 
to i:ell him that his labors might p:iy 
said debt. He had a wilt; and cliil- 
dren whom he loved very mueh, and 
it grieved him greatly to think that 
lie would be separated from them, but 
he had come under the curse of the 
law, or, us we might say, its peuuUy, 
wiiich was that he should be sold fur 
a certain number of years; nnd there 
was no escape fr(;u> this lo him a bit- 


Dear and much bflovcd brethren und 
fricn'U: An 1 feel inieresied in'thu 
ciiuse of mv Master, and the prosperi- 
ty of the Pil(/rim, 1 thought 1 would 
pen a few luies for its readers. As I 
have not been accustonu-d to write 
much i felt a delieaey in <luing su, 
but a certain expression, made by our 
Bro. Kditor. in the last article of 1871, 
gave me smne cncourageruent. The 
words referred to are these: "Breth- 
ren, we should all teel int^-rested, we 
are laboring for the good of the 
Church." This is just my feeling^:. 
It yliouid be the feeling of ttiuse espe- 
cially who are set iiparl as watch nieu 
upon the walls of Zion, fur according 
to the l^rophet, ii the people chose a 
man for their watchuum, and he saw 
ihe sword ciinie,. ami took any rauu 
away, his bloud wouJd be required at 
the watchmau's baud. 

What induced me to write at pres- 
ent, is not to be laiilltiiiding, but be- 
cjuise I read sonu-ihiiig hv the Filgritn 
not long since, which, iu loy humbk 
opinion, was uot edifying, ueitlier tid- 
culatcd to advance the cause ot Christ. 
The point iu view is, iu coming over 
a great uiauy evils and ineonsisieucies. 
and then to name out tiie class of peo* 
pic whirh were engaged in them. 
Now, dear brethren, that kiu^l of 
writing certainly can do no good, but 
to the contrary, it is bceause 1 love 
you, brethren, love the advancement 
of Chri.-'t's Kingdom, that J, labor tw 
write this- evening, as the Apostle 
xays,. ''by love serve oneauo?lier." I 
desire the brethren to know, as woll 
as all who read the Pii.oeiim, that thi^. 

rsu but by pying the debt. But | is- uot the geueral principle of our fra- 

this he could nut ilo ; so iio was sold 
and taken to wi-rU iu a mine fur away 
troni Ii;h old home and his dear wile 
and cbildren ; and oh ! how he felt, day 

teruity. 1 think brcthien who labor 
in the word, ought never to name uut 
anyone iu preaching, in conncciitin 
with evil, while only Iieanl by a 

by day 

the bitterness of that curse snnill cougregation, let alono writing 
had come upoti liim as he j tin- fame Ntr the press, to send it broud- 

l am sorry for you ; indeed I am.- 

But It is never too lato to reform. [ tlumght of his furmer home, its iiap[ii- . oast over the lami. I huvi; uo oljjt.v- 

Comc to my oiiicc to-morn»w afld let ! uessi^aud tlioao he loved now in .-or- tic ..s to naming out thu evils ot ilie 

. • -.1 e 1 ■ row and sullerinir. One day a yen- world, but always Iwve tlie iieople to 

nu! try lo inspire you with freAU cour- . -o. . •'. " e."-*' t. . ' . /, ,,, * f^ 


tlemuu vi-iled the place where 1; 
worked, and noticed iiLs sad, tearful 
,^^d giviu'^ the man ouotbcr piece | tace, and lais patient labor, and inipiir- 
of rnonov, and indicating whoro he | ed into liis eiu»e, and became so iuter- 

could iHi' found, ho hurried away. , t''^^^'' »'» J'"'" ^^'^^ ''^* I"**^* /!'« "»V"*-'>' 

liiat his mitster hud pal'l thi 
tor his tserviecj^, aiui wi li(^ waw relcas 

Never *'ki]l time," boys. It 

iyour bcrft frienii. it we!'. I)< n't I 

judge who is guilty. We m-e to 
prove, rebuke, cohort,"' cil:c., and somc- 
iimes sharply, but we ought to be care- 
ful liow we do it.^ The Savii-r, wiitu 
he culle<l Peter and Andrew to hisser- 
cditors I vice,, (being tlshermeul He s:dd H« 
uuldmake them tishers of men. Nu^v 

[■<]. This ki /id friend redeemed Atm j a wise lisht 

hermuri will not go to the wu- 
ut it slip through your iiugers when Ifrutn ih>i c^irae oj' the laic, i\iii\ now with j ter slushing aud throwijig elub.-, know- 
y-ou are young, as tho beggur did. — ; glad hiait Ijc is permiited lo wnno j ing that he would scare the /i^h, aud 
The day.'* of yimr boyhood are the ; back lo his home and hij* tricuds. j meet with but little or tio >Mece>^, but 

most precious you wiU ever see. The ' ^*^'*'> tiear child 

thi.i is nhat our i Iu 

;o forth alyly nod ijuictly. 

,. 11 . • . -11 • I ' test Auys JtbiH tlid (ur u». Ho re- ; usiug cauiiou, nud such means as circ 

ab.U you ^un get ,uta wdl stick to , ^,^.^,^_^^.^| ^^ ^,^.,,^^ ^j,^ ^.^^ ^,,. ,,^^. ,^^^ ^^.^^ ,a!euiaied to bring them uud, 

you like wa.x. If they arc goo<I ones, ' 
lifb will be a ptea.9ure, and abuve all, 
a success — I mean a true auoccis. — 
YoiA u*fty I'ol gro\ir rivh, '^ut y< ly 

We arc all in dcbi to (id; ibr ' his eontroll iro should be the spirit' 
u\9ry.^,in i* adebt, un<l we iiave uoth- ' unl li->;ierL;jan, luild and lovo'y, nud 
ing to pay, and the judgment ofUiwflry to i.«ir;i.«;de peuph; t'vvp gu tlie 
bw it, "(.'(li>«'4 i^ «UTy uut tbtttwu-; Lvid'* i'ri':- Ma vau U!.*' r'w/.fi: j tfop!« 


i kl k: W K K K 1. Y P 1 L (; K 1 iM. 

do what ii right. If we cannot per- j near Slantona Mills. We closed to- 
riiade them, we are done. 1 would day, l!ie 2l3t, l>y Hinging tho 684th 
fay l\uA mucli yet, :ls 1 Joel Iiiure-ud, hymn. We hiid a sca.'-on of refresh- 
and v;U\i to lal>or fur ihc goiid r-f tlioj irig and gwxl lueetlnjjs, and hope 
ClitirfOi ; to jtreach the g<'.«)iel it* a ;)oh- iinproM^ionn were made that will n-)t 
itive coriinmirl, bnlyct sometimes we ■ «*ion l»e fnrgcilen. The br,thrfn that 
Iirar prpqrhln;; tJiat i-t not edifying, [ lahorcd fur us were Jacob BInugh, 
Iinl nitlnff an injury to rlie cau^e, bu' i S(fj>hcn Ilildebranfl, E- Cover, V. 
that U f)f* rta-ton that we hlionid rejeci IJloiigh, Tol>ias Myers, and Gtorjje 
it alt. So if we read a piece once iu a SchnK:l{. At Ihiw met tiny, four gouU 
ivhih; in tmr pcriodlvitl!) that is not ed^ were added to (he Church by bap- 
ifying, that ift no naHr.u why we»hrmld tisii. In the paat nine months, 24 
dln|>cnRe with them. Nod-iuM, Itrelli- I 8'»ul» were added lokhe Chiireli. Oui' 

Cliureh is j)ro-poring well. I r^ad 
in the PllolUM tl at a I>ro|]icr in our 

heed onto their wajs, as the way of 
the transgressor is hard and the ei.d 
I thereof is death eUmaK 

Editor's Departmentf 


Sfany of our ngeitte are doing quite 
well, and they have our ih.inkf* Tliero 

Dtar Editors of Pilgrim : — I was 
rfiqiiestcJ by Lome of 'hv brethren 
white on a mission of love to Upper 'are nianj who said, "we thiol; we Ciin 
Cumberland, Ridge, and Falling! still get more." Now we hone you 

Spring Churches, to report when I f,..,! , , ,. . ^ , , 

' . ^ , . J . ^ „ . , will not be disappointed, and you will 

rcn, if we loolc bank in (he past, w<- 
(jan all nee where we have nnH«e<i it, 
Imt now for the future, s'lould \vc 
not make more cxerlitm to live jireacli 
and write Htill more nee rdiug to tlie 
lipirit of tlie Lord aacl Ilia word, Mince 
* hy hue we flhi-uld herveoiic another." 
I L ivf tried to write from that motive 
and r hopM it may lie rectiveed in the 
name maimer. May (j(mI add I is bteas 
ii)^ to winit I liave written, aeeording 
to liiH will and pardon ttie reverse for 
the I'edeeiner'wsake. 


Blue Lick, Oh!o. 


Ciiiigregatit)n thinkw tliere is a cold-* 
ncH-. growing ani'tngst ns. Now breth- 
ren I leave tlie matter to yon lo 
judge for v^iurHtdveM. Yours in the 
buudij of charity. 

Tobias Bu)U(iii. 
Qncmah/ni'ig Chir^'k. 

CiiKRoaoun.A, Iu,. 

Dfar lirHhrcn : As the welcoir.e 
PiLOniM makes its weekly viaitHtoour 
home and is gladly received, I will d(» 
a little towards filling its columns l>y 
giving an account of a tragedy commit- 
ted not long since whieli is an outrage 
to civil community. It occurred dur- 
ing services on JSunilay night, at Fair- 
Macon Co., III. 
I Tlie pitrticrt wei-« Ilcnjamin Mussel- i 
' man, Ilunry Forrest and Avch Walton, i 

got home. I left home on Frid; 
the 5th of January for Sliippi^nslmrg, 

I prcuclied in the evinrng in the Uni- 
ted nrcthren Metting-lionsc, — re- 

; nmlncd three days with the brethren 
ill the Uidge Church, where I expee- 

] ted Cro. John Brindic to nit-et nn-, 

! to tccomnaiy me to Fallir*; Spr'ngs. 

I But he took sick, ho by tlie a.s.Tji.Htanee 
of Bro. J. R. Fcglesanger, we had 

, five meetings with iho brethren of 
the Falling Spring Dlstri't. TIumi 
I rniue to Lower Cumberland and 
hid three meeting-. t''fr f-T home 

not if you do not become negligent. 
Those who have raised clubs ahould 
continue to look around and if there 
are any who should read the Paoitiji 
do not fail to aak them to avibsciibe. 
A brother in writing to us savs, "wo 
are hut few in nuniher. but wo will 
work amongour neighbors and friends."* 
That is right, the Pilqriai may do 
tlicm good. Our agents everywhere 

Ai.MKNA. Mich 
Jan. 22nd., 1872 

Dro, Rrumhaufjh: Bcirgastran 
per lo you on earth hk yet, but hoping j yj,?^^ Church 
to niyi't you in a better world, 1 take 
tlic j)rivilege of addrcMHing you. We 

are living out here in the Weat, and I 'j-j.^, ^ties \^ent out during services. 
some distance sp'-akers ; k. you ; ^.j.^^ MuHSelman wat* accosted l)y Fnr- 
fccp wc are lonely, but by tho help of | ^^^^ Mussclman snid ho did not winh t 
Cod, we hnid prayer meeting.^ "'"* j to have any difficulties with him, but 
tn.oy our.'^ehL,. as well as weean.eon. 11,0 other loM him tlmt ho must havo 
fcidcnng that we are hut babes in „l,eihor he wistied it or not, and knock- 
C.inst, \\rlt thank (.3.1 ior the ev-lc^i i.i,^ ^low,, with a pair of bni5s 
lor-nce that vv.mIo .now, thai we kiu.w l knuckles, then Walton, who was stand- 
lum, il we keep his emnrnundniejUs. - j„g i,.._ ^(epiHrfi forward and hand.Hlthc 

On the 21th day of hjst June my U^^j^ ^ j,„if^. ^^jij^^h ho immcdiatelv 
\.ire, m> daughter, myaelf and three proceeded to use, striking at his anlag- 
C\ my neighbor.^ after reading and' nist who threw np his left, arm to t..e Word of (... for uiir in- , ,,„,.(! ^g- ji,,, ^i,,^.^ .^^d the knife struck 
iilruction, re>olve<l by tin. help of God i,in, ^n the ^^vM a»d Mcvered the main 
that wc would hv. a dinerenl life on L,torv. Mu.^H-lman then fell, when 
jurth and strive for the ix-ward lu I i,'^„.;.,t rushed Ujw. him and dealt him 
ijeaven. i?.. wc harnej-^ed our team a„ underhand stab in the side. Either 
and ,^t:iil«l f.M- Ftder F. I'. LckIi 

.'li^tanee oi abenl fifteen mites, and 
v,.L- bapii/cd, and tllltuk^ bt^ to OfKl 
('I' the goodness of his mci'cic.>^. Since 
('■ft time there baf Uen tlfuen mote 
4';at have taken up the cro?-*. You 
/.'<■ we are bussed iu the eau^e of 
Cliiist. Yesterday, Klder M. F. Baer 
I loathed fur us and had the attend- 
pH'^e. ofa large audience, wliieli wa.s a 
.pvat feast ilir i;s. Feeling it a duty 
rfliut I owe to my fellow man and to 
any Cod lo spread the gospel UgWt, J 
LoVicited a tew more names for the 

of the wounds Mould have proven fatal. 
Forrest then re-entere<l the church, sat 
on the lap of au associate and deliber- 
ately wipwl ihe blood from his koif..- iu 
the prcseucoof the whole audience. By 
thie time his victim was dead, and the 
anununccmont broke up the meeting 
Forrest and Walton then mounted their 
liorscs, but were arrested the same 
night. Musselutan was 25 vcars old, 
Forrost 10, and Walton 20. * 
Youn* truly. 

J. R.. IvKl'LOiil.K 

M„nd.y lot hfoun.Ull well, furwhich, ';"'"''' "''"P' ""' I''™: •■""' ™r field 
wp fi>cl U 111 ink tiic i;<>(.d l.uril. j '"'■ usefulness miglit be greatly tularg. 
M'c InJ some 12 meetings, with t;'""l cd. Thcj that are whole neeil not the 
attcnc-Innce, and good attention to the , i„, ■ ■ „ , ,. , 

lihysician so badly as they that are 

sick. When well— spiritually— we 
should look to the "Great Pbysician" 
in order tliat we retain our he^ilth, but 
they that arc sick aie in more immedi- 
ate danger. We therefore should have 
tho greater coDccrn for those who are 
sin-sick, and as tho mission of the Pil- 
u HIM is to do all such good, in:iy we 
not hope that our agents will make an 
cflbrt to circulste it anions peiaous of 

How sad to conteniplatc on tlio pros 

You will plc.i^f .-end m« as many „„, cooditiou of hiimanitT. Here arc 

Raiiiiile copii> U.S you can fordii-lruiH- .. ... 

•tiou. J. .T. boLoMliN, M. D. 

"yi.Mi- Itrrthri-n N' ihr Vil,/,-:,:! :— 
Our series of nuH'ttnj;^ are over, and 
wo oculdsinj; with truth," lIoH loth 

I V.' bttii to leave the plac«, where 
J(.*e-. :.hows llii, .wnuliii*; taa'.'* The 
Xrjt iiiielini; iomniruc\'d 1>C4\ 2o^i, 

)?V1, in the Church near .'Sipi.-iville. 

II ?eutiuviel 11 day*. We had meot- 

Ihroc Tooiix men just entering the 
prime of life whot^ influence for good 
is forever destrojc<i. To make Iho 
crime ilcuhly heinous, (hoy moke the 
house of (ukI Iho theatre lo carrj out 
thoir uiurdri\iu4 design. Iu hearing' 
of the uieKsagc of salvation, they ig- 
nore il.i ssciwl principles and i-piU 
their l.rolhii's hhwd, and .now lie in 
tho felon's cell swailiug iho Jusl [leii- 

[ woi'd 8|)oken. May the Iaji\\ reward 
them, and especially the brethren 
who showed so mueli Iviiidness in 

j conveying mo from plaiM* to pla«. 
A. L. BuwM.iN. 

! Grifi-s Point, Po. 

Dear Brother : In reference to 
Oiiurch news I have not touch to say, 
hul I will yet say, that holding several 
series of meetings did us gowl. The 
members seem to be warmed up, and 
we ;dso had several additions, two four 
weeks weeks ago, and three a week ago 
yesterday. Several others were will- 
ing to come, and hope they may be an 
inducement for others to consider their 
ways, and to east their lot with the peo- 
plo of God. How mysterious are the 
providences of God. Some became 
convertetl that wo had scsrcely looked 
for, and others we have looked for, and 
hoped for years that tliey would come, 
andaro still not willing. Why is it so? 
Who can tcU ? Yours iii love. 


Mechanic-^kiirg, Fa., 


Wo have had since Jan. 1st, 1K71, 
an addition of 21 by immersion, and Z 
hy letter, and we havo prospects ibr 
more. .'Vlthough there is not quite as 
much self-denial as wo would wish, 
there still seems to be a de.iire on the 
part of most of tho brethren and sisters 
ibr an improvement, but seem to lack 
ruurago to face the enemy just as wo 
would like to ^ee. But however we 
will not complain, but hope for the bet- 
ter. We would like very well to havo 
some meetings here if some of our dear 
brethren who are able to handle the 
Word skillfully would eouie and lielp 


Snwerxl, Ohio. 


that class as well as 

among church 

I'ng day ami night. The brvtliwu 
ih-il laborcl for ii» are uami<l as fol- 
low t (.'. (!., Kplip.iini { over, j »l'y of the law irhieli in its fullest ex- 

3l'''"' i'-w'' ^'« l:''''"(^V"''" ''■?' '''"' ■"'" "^ "' '"•"'i''g «mparcd to 
ver, and W m. Swit/. Ten wiulsl., , . . , . . ', 

WcrjlHiriwi with Uirisl in bapti.-ni. | "'"' "■'"™ "*""* '''™ ■'« tl'o fi' ■ ■»' 

Out wcond mcclii.g eoinme ncxMl trilmmJ ef Gwl. This should truly Ijc 

Jauuirv IStb 1S72. ill the Chiireb ' n warning to oar yonng m«n to take 


We aro not very desirous that our 
correspondents shall make beauty of 
penmanship a specialty. Flourishes of 
tho pen may bo well enough when 
learning to write, simply for practice, 
hut when this is attained, one should 
come down to the simplest and plainest 
style. This is the style for printers, 
and our correspondents would save us 
much time and vexation hy adopting 
this methotl. There is one error preva- 
lent among our correspondents to which 
wc wish to direct special attention. The 
majority write a plain, legible haad, 
but when writing the names of persons, 
places, Latin and Greek words, or 
phrases, we arc annoyed with hiero- 
glyphico that makes them almost paat 
interpretation. Such words and phras- 
es should h« written very plainly. 
There id no rule for spelling names, 
and unhss acquainted with them, aro 
as likely to spell them w rong a.s right- 
Also words quoted from the languages, 
if not acquainted with thom, we are 
necessitated to go and examine, which 

The Pi^irlot Meeting of ^io.:lher^ 
Indiana, vvlll bi- held iu the North 
Branch of the Wild (.'at (hnreli, in 
the .Meetium-house eight mik . S,)'jth i . 
oI'Delphi, on the 28th day of Murch, j '* "''"' "" ^^fo/'^" "iu coruumH 
1K72. Thos*.- conilivc from i be Mist time. We call the atteutioii of uur 
will -top at Delphi, and from the i contributors to these things from the 
W e«t at Kick Cre<;K. Tor further U . »i. . i .■ i .i i. 

inlorm.Ht;on, address the u,.de,-i;ncd>'' *=" ^'^ have noticed that such 
John Shivei.v. j words were especially poorly written. 
/^/"•inii'', Inf. ' Wc arc wilUng to bear with any kiJ 

T H E W E E K I. Y I'l L Q R 1 XL 


of jjoiiniimsliip whca the writer cinnot 
do Iwuer. but tbo^e who c»n write 
p];iiiily we kindly ask to he careful in 
writing; words like the ones mentioned 


No matter iiow conscious we may 
be of pci forming a good work, unless 
nppro -iatcd by others, wo cannot go at 
it with the snmo degixe of pleasure. 
We, of lite, hiive more tlian ever felt 
the power of ap|ireciated hibor in the 
cause of salv.ition. Many ofourhretli- 
reu and sisters have highly applauded 
u^, while a few other good souls have 
eeverely reproved us, woseirccly know 
wliicli to love most, as we believe that 
all did it with the best of intentions, 
ond our hearts raise heavenward with 
the exclamation, God bless you breth- 
ren and sistere, for your love and zeal 
in promoting the good cause. 


Our office is in a lopsy turvy condi- 
tion on account of the reception of our 
new Powjr Press, of wliich we will s.iy 
flometbing in our ne.'st, — will also ac- 
count for our tardiness. We are some 
thri-e days behind time, hut if every- 
thing w 'rlis well we will soon be out 
with our usual Please ex- 
ercise a little patience. 



AND Flokai, GuiUE.for 1872 is on 
our lableanil of all ilie pretty tilings 
of its it takes the palm. It con- 
tains 120 pages beautifully illustrated 
with fl.jwers of rare beauty anil ofev- 
ry variety that the most fastideous could desire. It also contains 
a vegetable department, complete 
with every desiralile plant that is in» 
tended lor food With the different 
varieties of flosvers and vegutublea 
and iiistriiPtions for planting am' cul- 
ture, making it both a book for selec- 
tions anil instructions, the fael is the 
book is worth double 'ts cost for the 
beanlifiil illuslrations alone, and to 
crown the whole run of excellenciies, 
the frontispiece is embellished with 
"n excellent Photo of author, James 

V ick, the most extensive seeds man 
in the United States. Every lover 
"f pretty flowers and good vegetables 
eboul.l enclose 10 cents to James 

* ick, Rochester, New York, and ob- 
tain one by return mail. 

The LiTiLis CORPERAL for January 
""ikea bis salute iu a handiomj new 
«niform, having laid aaide his military 
^3 and iloniie.1 the girb of pjace. 
"« are please.l to note this new de- 
frtnre and deem it timely and proper. 

Tliis number containa the fii-st Pitizu 
Stouy, which opens out iu a very in- 
teresting manner. The illustnitions 
are fine, and not excelled by any other 
similar periodical iu the land. While 
parents and children are looking f>r 
something uice (or the New Year, let 
us suggest a trial of TuK LiTILU Cou- 
PORAL. Terms — SI. 50 a year. JouN 
E. Miller, Publisher, CiiiCAoo, III. 

The New York W.ekly WUii.-Af 
is an eight-page paper, full of interest- 
ing matter, including news, markets, and 
copious extracts form leading journals. 
Ft has also the commencement of a se- 
rial story of deep interest 

The specimen number will bo sent 
to all subscribers in addition to the 
volume, which will begin with the first 
Saturday of the ne.a year Tho sub- 
scription is one dollar per annum, to be 
sent to John Dougall, Daily Wit.nlss 
16- Nassjiu Street, New York. 


Tills is a new paper devoted to the 
Farm, the Garden, and the House- 
bold, pnhlished monthly, .'52 pages, 
at D lyton, Ohio, by H. J.Kur z. The 
January No. is bclijrc us and we are 
much pleased with its appearance and 
contents. As our people are largely 
land tillers and that among the be.-t 
in the country, we bespeak for it a 
Uandsome patronage. Terms $1.00 


6. M. Prei-sman. MUk. Annie 
FraiUz'ft PiLGUiM is paid antil Marc!- 
Ut, 1873. 

liUDOr-PH B. RlEQART. No3. 2& 

3 will be ennt, aldo No. 10, Vol. 2, if 
wc have auy. 

C S. Your contributions arc re- 
ceivcfl and acceptc-d — will appear iu 
due season. 

J. S. Garbkr. Your favor is re- 
ceived with Uiaitks. Your copy free — 
all rii^'ht. 

ANTiiONy Miller. All right, 
the $1.00 will be credited to the poor 

J. Troxel. Never too late to 
send us new names. New invitations 
arc always gladly reoeivetl at the PiL- 
ciRI^r office. You have done quiie 
well — please accept our ihanks. 

Name Wanted. Somebody of 
Onbcrg, lud. Co., Pa. sendd $1.26 
fi}V PiLOHLM, but neglocied to give 
his name. JJrotlier David Obcr will 
please inform him of hid mistake, and 
t.'ll hira to send his uame iiuinecJi- 

J. B. Miller. Bcnjartiin Tront- 
raau'ti name was overlooked in tran.s- 
fering to our d6w books, and Susan 
Rouzers was overlooked, we do not isi. 

know how. Nathan Millers PiLORLM 
ii 64'nt all right — the change ef ad- 
dross is made. 

Buo. Miller. Have no fears 
about your list fur Piix^rlms getting 
too liiri3:e, if one page will not contftin 
them all, we have a number of blank 
ones that would look much better if 
they were filled. Send thcni on, wc 
always have room for a/jw more. 

Ei.T>. Abraham Norr, Thcnamos 

ynu sent us, with mon.-'y, wore re- 
ceived, and the PiUJUiM has bun 
sent regularly to A. NoiV, Jr. pml 
Kliat* KcRsler, Boonfi Mill**, Franklin 
Co., Viw ever einc. Why they do 
not get them wecaimut tell. If they 
inform iia of the mit^sing Nos, of 
the volume wc will send tlu'm again. 
CoKTRiBirroiis will phase beai 
with U9 if Home of their articUs do 
not appear — as we hiive been very 
throng since the New Yo^r — and atl 
manuscript is placed in our box as 
receivcil, and when needed, that is 
gouurally taken which is nearest the 
top atui ready ibr the hook. We ex- 
pect poon to get things In better shape 
wiien we will give our contribtitora 
better aiteution, in the niOLtnwhilc do 
not cease writing as you can rest as- 
sured that Dothi ig good will he lost. 

1). C. MooMAW.— Tho Emphatic Di- 

aglot cim be made available to any per- 
son who h:i.s a good English education. 
It is one of the best works that wc ever 
cxantined for such ss wish to get Hoinu 
knowledge of the (ireolt laiiguiige. 'JMie 
png'.'S hiive two columnn. On tlu; left 
side of tho page is the Gretk in Greek 
character, and undernoath ojich word 
is the English rendering, without any 
regiird to 8inoothne.s8 of re;idiug, ao 
ihiit wo liavo the correct translation of 
loeiy icon/. On the righi hand aide 
of the page i^ a new version for gener- 
al reading by men of tilent Mtid ac- 
kuuwludgtid biblical cricies. iu the 
beginning of the hook is given ruda- 
uieiitary instruction for those who wish 
to study the liinguage, giving tlie al- 
phiiliei with tho powor of Ciwh letter, 
also some introductory rc/ujirks ou 

The best work on the Lord's Supi>er 
and Fectwaflhing is the debute between 
bro. Quinter and McCounell of the Dis- 
ciple Church. 

On the SHiutatioQ wo know of no 
work thatwc would like to recommeipd 
except the New Testament. That is 
u,buut as plain a* language c^tn make it. 


Life aC Borne ; Hiidie Oiler. 

Oratory : J. 11 titiiiidnoar. 

Trin6 irnnunion : Antliouy Miller. 

0'iuit CuUivation for tfta Millwn ; Jicob 

Thn RiyM Word in (/« Ri<jht PUk<s : Mrs 
Anna Uoyi-r. 

Ilumf book for Home 1/nproM/nent & The 
RigM Word in thA Hi^ht PUm : J. M. AIoli- 


HO WE— ZKTXERS —On .Tan. 23rd, 1873 
by Eld. George Wood, at tlie rc»{(tence of, 
Hi'- bridc'i^ fntlier, in Claiion cotiiily, Pa.,. 
Mr N. R HOWE to >li«9 CLARISSA E 
ZKLLKI18. Geo. Wood. 

Uf:^TON'-TEETE/;.— On tho 31st day of 
n-ocmlifr, 1871, at the renidpnco ot'tho 
bride's p«rent», hrotlHT LEWIS HES- 
Ti>N, of MarriBon oouiitv, luwa. to Miss 
^[AUY TEETEU, by J.' 11. i'ilmore. 

1CAKLK~Iq tbi' Mnnor Cliurch Md. Dig. 
10, IbTl. our aged eislf-r, ELIZABETH 
K.IKLE, 111 till' 7'JlUyparofLeiage. t^he 
■ffi^ a mfmbiT cC the Cliurch over 50 
yrnrg. Funernl srrvicws by Elders Jo- 
n-ph M. Wolf and DavidLong, from 
I The.* 4 : 14. IG. 
FUITCII — Iu Iht! f^amcchui-cb, aHcr u abort 
illiipfls, on thi> 4lli of ,Tan . sUier M.VfiY 
FRITCIJ, In Uip 56m year of her aj,'C. 
t*he wus a widow. Left lonr cbildrpn to 
luniini their Iohs. Funeral acrvicfs by 
Eld. Duvld Lnng frnui John 11 : 33; 36. 
rOFFRNlIEROKR— In the s.mic church, 
on the I!(ih (>t Jnn , our aged sister 
AMELIA Pdl'TEiNUKItOKIi, ufter a 
liiolift.rli-.l illm-HH. ju lliu e*Hth year of her 
!).*' Hfi r'-iniiiiis wcn^ followed to Ibfir 
reeling place by a \nT%e. roiicourflc of rela- 
tives and friends, Fmifiral eervices by 
tin- smue, from 3 IviugH, 30lb chapttT, lat- 
ter pan of lat verse. 
FIMTCII -Onihe 22adofJan., IIENIIY 
FRIXriT, eld.'«l tion of our dfce.iB'd wis • 
tor. Mary Pritcli, in tlic 2r>th year of bis 
age. Il(! was flick only two daya ; ibutt 
biiddi-iily culled away iu the bloom of life, 
oh whiif afob'imi warning to the young! ' 
/7i« rfOiaina were foil wed to the Manor ■ 
L'bin'cli grave ^'urd by many relatives aud 
friends, uud laid by llie eiilu (tf hiadepftrt- 
fd inolhrr. Funeral Herinou pr«aclied 
by Eldt'r David Long, from Eccl. fl : 11, ■ 
to a large and attentivecongregation. 

J. Rkichaud. 
MERTZ.— la the Dry Valley Congregation .' 
.Alifliin Co.. Pa, Tiic-ffay, Jun., 23nl ' 
IS7J. MINNIE, wife of-.\lEHTZ, .if.'cd 
aliont 2'1 jeiirs. Funeral occasinn im 
[irovcd by lire* Wai. Howe, Ironi tbe Ist. 
v<.iso of Uic* !!Slh cIiiipt'T of Iwdab. 
She wuij peuileut iH ber last bo\irs, and 
called tor Rni. Howe to come and pray for 
her. She only Uvd about six wecUa in 
nialriuiouy, bill die itt now gone, and we, 
bnpc ii lit rest. Jacoh Mohler. 


iMo«eH Miller, 


.Marv H. .Sprankle, 


\V in. Workman, 


J. il. Uarinaii, 


Adam Appleton, 


.MoNCH Miller, 


-Jiwcpb Drnry, 


Henry Gephart, 


Kutte iirunibaugh, 


Christian Ness, 


C. 6hank, 


]i. K Uarst, 


6uBaii liruuibaiigh, 


rtarah TroPtel, 


P'nlip Boyle, 


Juliii Zuuk, 


SaiiiiU'I Kthr, Jr. 


I). U S^yl.T, 


Jiic.>l> Hullinger, 


.loiiii 11. Cavior, 


.iui.ii Nickt'l-jou, 


.1. !^. n.'clital, 


.M. AI C'uhier, 


L. '6, Snyder, 


Galii'.el Flame, 


Aliiiiiii liowere, 


S. M. i^relaiwan, 


D. Fi>gei'<aiixer, 


George Sjierliite, 


loliii Newcomer^ 


Ed.varJ Kaffe, 


A, L. liowiHrtii, 


[.eouaid Furry,. 



... TliP foJlowitij'anncjea lidt ofgom! 

THE GREAT FAMI5E IB PE88IA. ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^ p^,,^i„^, f„^ ,„^. 

In Pcrsii Ihere liM bco for two , oribora for tho I'li/iitiu. Tl.ty arc 

1780 1872 


Blood Cleanser or Panacea. 


NUCcosHivc yearn, 

alni'Kit entire ! gii excellent works, intended as ,. _ . ,. . ■ , y, 

iinn'rc orc?o,«, .ml wl.on l«t ycr j ^^jj^ ,« «,,,.rovomen.« ami fr« I ^J-^^r'^^.'^^.^rar/nr^^^^^^^^ 
cloBwl without mm, it b^-'amc cvi- . ^ . jj-^^j,, ^4,i|,|rcn I ylsk orBcird for Uio ■•Il.-nUli Mewcnsjir" 

rlcnt that no relief ciuld be oxpeclwl "^""' "^ , i Tse only ilic '^Vwm- p^'pirfd .. Cli.- 

„„"il next .utnmcr, vvl.en the f.^t ! wero furn„l,c<l w,th .urh book, ,o ,„^„, „„ . ,„, ,, 
rromof the )car will bo liarvMtcJ. ' lead in (vwinection with the JJiIiIp, in- ! j), p. Fahmey'a Brothers 4 Co., 
• • ■ •' 1 J- i-.A.i _.i^.i,„- j(fa<j (ifiiovelf and tr.iahy newspapers I Jan. 16. rf. W,ii/n-fi>H:ro, frfi^Un C 

—many mi);hl be saved from .i ItlonV ATT AM nTrFpATQ 

ocll and a drunkards hell. We will ITALIAW IjULLINb, 

send p*t paid any l«ok in the list t" ''"" >"'•''•■ 

The Spria^ f^essloQ of Snlrm CoMeirc will 
epeii for tbo rrc^ptioo of nnr iiaml>« *>l 
?lu(IPDt^ from all psrtf* r-fthf eonnlrv. .>r 
the Smil, of March 1S72. 

Ample accoiTimn(l:\UoDB. aatl tborongkin- 
A touic and pnrge. for Blood DiePn^cs. piruoijon Willi* gircn nil s'.(l(!ent«wh.> con- 
\t ^^^ tlumsrlvep Willi this (.'olli'gp. finod 

lioard can l".* itliLiiiipd in tlie hfst of ffvnii 
lipp, .-it $C,.V) to Jy.COptT wopL ; or student* 
can Ixmrd tbttDsolvti;. Hppajatcly or in clui'.. 
at ff'tm $!-&•'> to $1.50 per week, as Urpr 
niinibers :ir*- doin;;. with tlip ronacnl of th» 


lti"» al.socon«iihTe<l doubtful w!>etbcr 

cvon lhc«« wilt Im' BiilBciently abun> 

dant to relicv! the dearth in any ini- 

porlatit degree. In any cane, up to 

that lirao the severity of the '^';""^i:;",' --.'._',, , • . .„„„^ TI,«und.TsignpdhaYlngl.eens.ic«BsfuHn hardly abate. The news received j all who will raise the pricejinnexed, , ^i^^^^ ^^^ J^^ ^^^^^J^ ^^^ ^.^.^^ ^^^ 


-„ J ... „ I seodlnK nut good Qtieeiie, ,, ^ ,^ 

\T»t«rda» seems to show that it is ; in sulwcriptions. We allow 10 percent oral f»ii«fnciinn durin? ilio post season, Is 

steadily inereasinR. , ]2J cent, for e^ch subscriber at ' r,';';Zi„";sers'„'!,"°''""° "" '"'""' '" 

Thopeopleintheirextreinilyhave g J ^^^^^ f^,, ^^^.^ „„^ nt : nice for Quren, , 

onr'hritrtrS'".;^ !''•-• Thebookswnibesentas 
Imsltfl, refuse and Q\cn mrrioii. They | soon as the moiipy is received lor the i 
linve in iMin.wqucnrt;. lieroine the jirey j (mbscriptiona intended fur preminro. 
of a urcut epidt-mic, wliicli in Bcarcely Oonm-thn of8t. Paul By Gcorgo JarviB 
It-HH (T HiructivG of life than the fam-* Op,.r, o. n. i3mo. Ado cdlUon, $1. Plain 
inc itficlf. The numl)er of pcrwns Lclitionjr) coni#, 

wiio have arliially perished from | ir-oofpKnf* 0/ i</*; or, Fftitli and Nature 
■starvation and d'sfaw it is impossible , Rocoiicilcd.— A Poem In ihreo parts. The 
intheprmiit oonfupion to estimate | Body, Tbo floul. Tho Deity. By Philip 

Dmilty. AnPil^usire boanliii^ Iinns* i-* 1* 
lie erected 1\t a hroilier pnrly in ihe ^crtwin. 
tn srcoiTimodnte rU rbiUlrr'n olbrethrpn. 
who desire it. Parcnta and Giiarilians esw 
rely on tfip locatinn of the CVp11pj;c* nt Bom 
bon. Ti9hc\n^,h pfirmantrt-ioTrangarnenU, aoH 
that the health of Uio lociility id Mntwipfnt.'. 
«f, by any pln«' in thecniirt; country. 

Sperial Caro will bn given to pludcnts wh.» 
nre far from lir-me, that fibiill Ik- mtiKlartftrr 
to psreDle. For fatalogui-s, Hcb(tln.r»ki|\«. 
and fall particular*, addrf«», 


Jan. 23. \j. 

Bourbon fn^. 

.Tan. 80th, 


se<!ford count,. Pa: j RATES OF ADVERTISING. 

V, but reports from some of; H»rv«}-, M. D. 81. S."), 

the (.Tc.-il lilies, where estlinales arc j Fruit CuUun for lU ilUUnn. A Hand- 

iiOMible, Buy llist a qu.irler of llielbook. being a Guide to tbe Cultivation and 

Jioptilali'on are already dead, ami that j Management of Fruit Trees. Do.criptions 

many of the villagers are entirely 

dispopu'ated. The whole population 

of Persia was not far fnuii K,(lf)O,O00, 

and the faniiuo exlends throughout 

the country. Fioni tliese facts we 

mov form some idea of the niortalily 

which bus prevailed. — A', )'. hvin- 

irV /'o.s/.. 

Trine Immersion. 

! A discussion on Trine Immersion, ,hy letter 
l)elwcen lildm B. F- ilooniaw and Dr. j 

t ,T.J. Jackson, to which is annexed a! 
Treatise on the Lord's Supper, and on ! 
the neccssily, character and evidences of 
tho now birth, also a dialogue on tho doo- 

1 trine of non-resistance, by Elder U. F. 

I Moomuw. Single onpy 50 cents. 



of tUo Beel VarioLlcB, and Ilow to Propagalo 
thorn, illvistinlcd $1.00, 

Handbook for Home Tmprovement : com- 
prising "flow to Writo." "How to Talk." 
How to UehftTo," and "How to do Buai- 
ncM," in one vol. 2.25. 

How to Lite; Barins and "Wasting, or Do- j 
mcHlicEcoDO^iy. By Solon Rnbineon. $1.60. 

Hopn and imv for m Young of both J^gW Hymil BOOkS, Ellglish- 

Treatise on the SalntaLi m, Fcctwaaliing 
and^ibp I-oid'e Supper, by Eld. David Bos- 
Rerniflu, intendrd more egpeciftlly for tbe 
Brolheiliood, Thoy aiei now offerod for stiIb 
on thofollowioR terms ; Single Copy, lOcta. 
Per Dozen, SOcte. 

Addrose, D. Boaserman, Gettysburg, Pa. 

A Diniaber of iPBpnnMbiii Rilvcrltsemfnl^ 
not ooiiflicfiny with tho dcsit<B of our wnrk 
will be adroiltod on our outeido pages on thv 
following ttrms: 

Single inpertlon, per line, 10 c<*. 

Three raonUifl, per lino, oaoh tine, S Mo, 

Sixmoaths, do do do, G c**. 

One Tear, do do do, 5 ct*. 

t^ Tran&iont (Klvcrtiaomeuta nuist i*" 
paid for in advance ; stamling advcrr^c- 
ments quarterly on pi^seuteUon ot'biH. 

t^GLAD H09ANNAS. We now kf^ 
on hand, for Bale, the abnvo ninsio book* 
wbicb we will acnd, post free, itt tlio rPtnil 
prlw, 80ets, to all who nmy wieh tiieot. 

•MM, Relating to llio FormRlion of Cliarac- 

t«r. Choice of Avocation, Health, Oonver' 

Biennial Oonferonce of gation. Cultivation of Intellect, JI oral Sen 


Tun Sixtl 
toaolicm smii dolof^nti-n from tho Frinnds 
(Ortlioflox) Firstdiiy pohoola in tho 
Unitwl StaitoB ami ('anada, mot at Wil- 
mington. Oliio, on tho 23id of Novom- 
bor. Tho proceodinga show that a 
rapid devclopcmeiit inia uikou place 
among tlio friends of intorest in Sun- 
iiny-8oliouls. In tho discu'^sion of the 
<luoBtion, ''Wlint Bpocial blessing-* rost 
ui>on tho Kirat-diiy nchool chuso in our 
respiolivo loealities ?" Tho imUen- 
tiou and onrelossno.-** fonnorly exldbi- 
lod hy friends on the subject wore 
deplored. Itut aa tit* factory and en- 
oouruging reports wero made of active 
offoiifl to inntniot the childion in ro- 
ligious IruUm. Tho example set by 

iht) MetluKUala in this diveotion, and 

the suevxw of their oilona to bring u^i 

liioir elnlilveii to religious principle, 

and in loclajinin^ other Tioioua child- 

lou, were jitviieulnily cimimenvetl on | inga Acrordinn to the best Parliamentary 

and cotnnien-let\. Tho confurenoo ud- form*. By Win. Pitiengcr. $1.60. 

junrneii on the ii6th, to ine^'t at Lynn, I Th^i Rmpfutdc, Dinglod; or Tho New Tca- 

MaMttCbubOtls, ill 1872. — .A'yrnj^t'/tAli ; tmni-iit in Grei-k and English. Containing 

tlments. SocUl Affection Clourtahip and 
Mnrringe. By Uev. G. 8. Weaver. Muslin, 

Life at Home; or, Tho Family and its 
MembcrB, flviBhanda, Wives, Pflrents. Chil- 
dren, Brothers, Sifltere, EiuplnyerB nnd 
Employed, etc. By Kev. William Aikman, 
D. D. A work which Ghould be found in ] 
OTery family. #1.50. Extra gilt. $3.00. \ 

Man and Woman : t^onsidercd in thf^iv j 
RuliitionB to eiie.h Other and to the World, l 
By Henry C. Pedder. 13nio, Finry cloth, i 
Price $1.00. ! 

Man, in Ofin^tix an4 in Otology ; or, the 
Biblical Account of Man's CrratioD, loeted 
liy ScieDtitic Tbcorien of hie Origin and 
Anthinily. By .Toflcph P. Thompson, D. 
I D., LL.i). One vol. lamo. $1.00. 
I OraU)ry~-S<icr<>d and SocuUir ; or, the 
j Bxtemiwranrous Speaker. Including Chair- 
I man's OuUle for couducting Public Meut- 

One copy, 
Per Dozen, 

One Copy, 
Per Dozen, 

Turkey JIorooco 

Plain AniBsquK, 

Plain SnafiP. 

$1 00 
n 25 

Jan. 1.1, 1372, 

Flodh, Extra family . ,-. $7 1" 

" hupertiue. '. ■ n 30 

" fancy hraurtft ^.c-c* 

" Kye fi oa 

Cobs Meal 4.oo 

j Wheat, white, per busliel i.ft^ 




1 • 


OiTS .■ f 


One Copy, 
Per Dozen, 

Gter'n & English, Plain Sheep. 

One Copy post-paid $ 1 00 ! 

Per Do7,en ■ - U 35 ' FLOrR, P.'iney Brands $7 rr. 

AraheBquc plain, - 1.00 ! '; ^t""'!!' «-^^ 

„ , . , o- ' Extra 6.6/' 

TurU.'y morocco. - - - $ l.»o. .. Lowgrndoe 4.5^ 

Single German post-paid, - m i Wrkat, while, per bushel. ...... \JA 

Per, ■ - - 5 50 " Hill ■' 1.4S 

r _) ^TB. . 

Winter Arrangement. 

On and .ift«r S-atuntay, Novomher i'iMi. IfiTl. 
ra.<«eiiRor Trains will arrive aiid rtepa-rt as (ollown: 


7 A 



Uie Original Gre<xk Text of tho New Te^ia. 
j ment, with an Intoilineary Word for-word 
1 Eunlii>h Translstinn. A Work for Stticlcnte 
j in Thoolopy, nnd S. P. TcarJicre. By Benja- 
I nmln Wileon. Price, $4,00 ; exira flno bind- 

Ing. $.').00. 

Tfi* RigM WVrd tn th^ Right Pl^*. A 

The numl>er ot deaths in IMiiladcl- 
jUiia for the week ending 8aturday 

wap 608, bt'ing a divrease ofH from New Pocket Dictionary and Rofercnce * 
tiiow id" last week, and 192 more : B^^'lt- Embririug Pynonymm Techmcal 
than thi(»(S of iho corresponding year. 
t)f thc^^o 2-14 wero adults, nnd 'J94 

I Teniis AhbreviallouB, Foivigu nirases, 
Writing for tlu* Prvpt*, i^mcll^all^D, Hroof- 
HendiuK, and other Valuable luformntlon. 
Cloth, 75ct«. 

WttitfT't Tfurfcii /»r the Young. Com- 
prising "Hojw* »nd ll*>lp« for the Toiioi: 
of Imlh Sexest." "Aidssnd Aims for Girle 
«ud YoHiip Women," "Wayt of Lif« ; or. 
ly-uine was the itsuU of small pox. Vta^ lUght Waj n«<i thtj Wrx)Ds Way," ^i. 

Lc r, 4fl: 

*■> 47 , 

r. tio .__ 

I'll ft 41 l'h*iisantUii)V8 

p »>| R .',t M:irklMl>urg 

r. ai n M otteo Hvm 

fi 40 U ltoiigh&U<«d)r 

fi .S4' 9 2S Covo 

7 Utj 9 33 FlsliertSnmtt 

7 *7, 10 1** Rlrt(l|p«t5tnp 
T .'4 111 2»> H<i|>P>M'U 
« 13 10 40 Pliwrt Kim 

8 47i 11 31 BhHUlv Hun 
8 ri2 11 'ir.lMimnl Piill«.«i 
It Sji n 32 Ashcniii's Mill* 

» o*i u a^Liiuvtu.^ 

1 ft Wl 11 WiHartley'aMnU 

' K< 11 4T'Jiili)>Mi)na 

> Ar »< 11 MlHodfoitt 

i. M. r. M. 

OO'ir 4 .I* 
8 4t), 1 30 

9 14, 

S 02, 

t\ 00; 

5 -t-H' 
A 44] 

6 39, 


Pnl>lisheil by J. B. Brumbaugh, X- f«. 

Edited by U. B. & Goo. Brumbaugh, 
jjj I D. P. Baylor, Dor.ble Pipe Creek. MH, 
3^6 I Leonard Furry, New Kntorprise, Ph 

1 g , The Pilgrim is a Christian Periodica!. <^.' 
" fi2 1 ^^^^^ ^° religion and mom! reform. Il w T 
^ "^ 1 advocate in tlie spirit of ?rtr<i and liMrtt/, fli' 

2 35 ; principles of true Christianity, lalwr tor fi 
2 W 'i promoliou of pe.'tce among' tho people ^i 
1 48 t God, for the eDCouragrmeiit of the s«J<i'- 
} ^, i and for the conversion of sinncra, avoi4)ti; 
\ 22 j Iho&e things wbioii tend toward dieuniea ■ ■ 
1 IB sectional feelings. 

j £ ; T E R M ei . 

wero minora, 381 wero born in the 
TTnitod States, 116 wore foreign, 40 
were people of ivlor, and 6 were fn>m 
the ^^>llnlr^•. Two bnndiTil and six- 

■rouN M'KiLura. S»ipt. 

Do jftu w 
wlin »n 
d:tV «-|l| 
Wtn> (i. 
.St. and H; 

! .Single copy, ou-i year, 
! //ook paper, " •■* 



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1 jftu wani aji af!Bne>\ local or travolinir, I -^nv number aboTO that at tho same rat--. 
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d:ty «-ll|iis "wr now *ovcn (I) slran.l wjin" ' jWiiress. 

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VOL. 3 



^itw«^t Ui frel in All our p«lbi« 
TkatKiim, uurHJliii;^ trtitt 

ft^hx^ H'lvrs us tiill n.49Lirnncu tliat 
Ow FatUer's wtiyit ere just. 

■ ffKilhes UK on lht> couch of pain, 

J* brings na pi'»cefiil real, 
Aait Trhi-sprr*, whiit our Falhcr giTps, 

Z» ■Ivraj's r»i Ihc tM.'B(. 

H»n *mlni fnr eTery r«rc, 
ilmftrnsbillfr 1,'rief. 
•jtJwys, our FAtbrntlore aloufl 
Cbb ^ivL' HH fHiro rcllar. 

^Wd- u-t fr<v?ly j^n In lliiu 
WUait weary jiuil op|>r«"(it*+^^, 

■m, }» His tovD a!l-mercilul, 
Ue 9Hys lie'lt give us r««t. 

Btifu llid drt'orj' clouda of gloom, 

it biiift un know uo fear, 
*xd tell UK, ii] the darkeRl uij^ht, 
4mw pAth«r^ arm is aeAf. 

'^^ lot ti>i cvtT Irutliftil bo 

!a .'lU our griefs ;uij pain*, 
4nii truly Icol what'ere botidf, 

W»r IlfrtYonly Fntber rrigns. 

, , , ;'liy yoij 

j rmvi.I nie'nsan:ing..I u-o»M Ikitc protVw to Imv.- tl.r poft^u- to rry 
givL-n yuurevw (o me if .lenmiuW, " AUa" Ifso, then yon are 
nut HO mucli in oonstqi.pnw of y.Mir as m.ioh tl'.- churrli of Ood in the 
u^lmlr.ti.m f.r my per.on. I'ut Ik,, k^^aiit^. ...h.-re von live, a. wum tl," 
c-uuM-ofthe valuo of the iWrino. 0„u„ian« in llu-ir Inr.litv b.m* 
ym, r.-«.v.Hl at my n.outh, which I jyou .land in proci^^Iy th« 'kiuw. .... 

lutton»hI|i to Go«I iw (lid ihf Ouhi 
tiiirifl. You also mIuiuI nimihirly 
relntwl to 

WHS :)pj.oii:lc^ to (Iwlaie unto you, 

'' Kvi-n a.H Chrlyt Jcfinri. lU-ware whut 

you are ahunt, yc wlio havn dcol'ircd 

thftt you hHve known God, or rather | jw much on 

are Uuown of Him, whether your | iiiid this itioa we do not ^jatlier bv 

profession was real or feiguei!, it id all mere infcren.-.-, hut Irnm n^mio of hi,i 

Kpiotiee. Atter naininglh..M> f* whom 
he e*»K,.:ftlIy addrew*e« hiniMelf, adds, 

equally lucm^rj tist tU> oii.udfc 
"houM now t^ vtint^I ipjifn^t .s;,,,*;- 
h<r |.raetia« ih-jt fc,J a(«:i....Ha 
Ptmi'rt time. 

Hut if wn (U nM «.•** GmP-wp 
will not dioeiw fliimlw^^ und ihp 
ennwqucnt fryij «fv«rliv(i. »itIJbH^ 
ah net iorth hy |hf ^^.^ Apf*il,., i» 

-M r-iiiiiu Miiiiiiiiriv ,11.. ,.. ^ ■ — 

"rl.acl,..r,»«l,ow»« !"•"'"(«" I" »»!«". P..»c.»ki lhc« 

•^aiii-1 M^ 

tlie SMiiip, if voii will now again re- 
tai-ii to llie l>t'j;^nrdlj etcnicrit?* of the 
wurlei, 3on will iiiont tvilulnl/ iiieur ! 
tia- <Hf<pIt'iiyure of G 
not mwlvptl." 

Wilh all tluU ill ,i\'r,, flwr filled 
For (ioil U j upon Ja-vs C'/rinl, our I.nrtt, l^k 
thth-a and oura." 


Y« who are ihechildreu of God l)y i It is Iriif «p may not nll.mpl to 
fuitli in .hmiri C'lirinI, all yc wiiohave deceive or mock God in the manner 
lieen " l>a|itiz<d into Clirist" and ! or Ibrm the Gahninnf did, for I ►uii^ 

not tl.Hv=ir<Hl, G...1 is uol luockwl, tor ; tliereby hiivc out on Christ, wliother piwc none of u.i hi 


I nvin 3(>wftU, llixt sltall he sleo 

-Gil. 7. j ye be Jl'W or Greek, lx»nd or free, 

i'o whom iloea Paul upeak ? Ev> i "'"'" '"" f"enin!e, if ye rehipse eillier 
P«ii!iy lo the Gahitian flinreh, anil '"'" •''"'■''^"'. "r into Pa-aii^ir, yon 
i»)l»-|Hi>plelliere;;enenilly. Wlietli- i "'e i!i"pleu.tinj; God, ami lielter heed 

f. fce win the iiuitrutnent in Gotl'.n 
^i'liiiee, in estal>li9hinf; the said 
kfc-eh or not, we may not at tliis 
IBf h*; able to determine, yet we are 
tUiu lie had Iwcn their riiiiii.^ter at 
^w^iiMis lime. "And templalion 
^>wa.i in my fie.<h ye despised nol, 
* xjeeled, but received me as an 

the iMiriiiii^ I yive, "God i.s nol 
moiiked." " I am afraid of yoti lest 
I liave bestowed iipmi y*ni labor in 

qnslilie." then i> no Jo 
I for »o me Kyiflj; .!>«„ ,JM,„ _,„,. 
I roni.did Ly ■ wrl ef WiT.nlty iL-ilt 
I e»hihiii»u tile jwiM.-jfc., »uii, ^j,,p 
' prartioil by Christ limwjf « ^o, .^ 
<«rlh. Wbilrt k,-i»)j gMY„n,,l by 
Ihone priomple, mr ,n not 'meuiriuj;. 
Gixi," urilfcir win »T jii>, ii„,| thti, 
are we iiiri,*,! f4i, ^^ „,| d„„^(^ft^^ 
of Ocd Aluiig'^iy. 

It ra«y b« a,km3 ij ^^.^ ^ f jj tar 

you 111 lu r.ll)n.ij,g ill. j(,„„ti .,„J. 

mil cu,t, ni, whellur ,1 be of aneient ,|,„ ,he .hurrb i. ^ ^S,; i, „, f,^ 
or modem origin, yet may we nol of. [ .^ ,„ 1„, r , ,„„„ -^ ,^„ |^*^ 

ave ariy dispo.Hition 
to add to our pie-ent belief. anv Jew- 


ten adopt customs npially displeiisi 
lo God. We, liki; ihey, have been 
calleil unto liberty ; but we no more 
than they are at lilK-rty lo use the 

vain." What is it lo mock Ciiai ? It j privilege afforded iis, of nsiuK kiicI; 
can be done ill many ways. Iiideid | liberty flir au oTOision to the flrsh. 
in every way lli--t is eonlrary to HI.i - tor what we *ow, as well a- tlov shall 

ol' ihe Satior, "I.^t 
shine that Mh^TA, hv^v. 


Yi u mv Giilallan brelhren i 

have been air'ci-ted — ve:i zealonslv ' 

tflofGod, even as Christ Jesus." j affected, (which is all ri^lit in a ^ood i 

^'hy doe. Iho .ViKKsllesosolemnlv ;''''";-'' '"" ' '''"'' >' ' ="■•'' '■■* ''e»ti- ' 

te Ihe ^ ' ■••' - ' 

■e also reap. 
The works 

fest, and mav be found in (Jal. !> ; H) ' 
your zeal is (ifott- ' 

edge which eonielh ' 
Kreeievd that they were about !o ' il'">n ''lom above. "Your persuu- of these there cnnmei-ate.1 willilebnrl 

Tour hght Itu 
„ _ ur tjooA 
«orls, oi.y nks. ulMi^f j„Hr Kaifier 
which IK in Jn-jTi-n." .Tor mn ( i»fr» 
io^ any rrOMinii^f reml to »nri-firi>. 
fcsoni, biitu.* iIk V w> UiTM ula« 
a (,'hri»tizu shnn?d W-. i» Jh. njij ri b»- 
[ Id by our Litr.jitj K.litr. .\t ihp 
of the (le..ih are mani- ' s mir lime will d»»i,T »l,at xtir 
3laiidan1i>rt'»».»y i, .mir rlTia 

lieoplu? I>ecause it will 

tilleof ihat knowledn 

^■e from duly ; about lo lorsake j "i"" ••"luclh not from him that callelh ; ,rs from llie kiii;;ih,ni of heaven. ^0 
liifii>,tlove— notwithstanding they I. vou." I woiihl tha'. they were even then iIiom- who Tims "sow to the flish 

, lo 21st verse Inelnsive. A w.ntinii. ' ih, y cu„.,k i,.(p («, J, k^l."i\'.:r\^ 
'«•■ » i aiice in the per,H.|ialhm of any m e : ,|,.y „,, ^rf a>^ £., „ .„. „,,„ 

' dill II titm.l*'. ^nj I la.all .I..!.— _ [ ' 

the Kiii(,wl.«n. AutilTuiy (.os^ibly 
ac ualc flietn to «iaL« so. oTuij to 

•II for 


ciil nW H ho trouble vol 

1. 'I'hiwo who will rcaji eorriijition," and the per|ie. ' ''"""''' "^'^ i"^' «"' •'^■•'V "hone 


St: iXR. 

wioilHcard uiiiehof theleachinjja I li^^'i' ''■"iibledyou, have not siibsli- iralion of any dnc . f these heinous '''"™ ''"-'^ ''"'•'><*" ^' °''" y vcar^ 
r ivxl lecvived oltlic apostle, which ' '"led anoiher (iospel, hut have per- , sins should teach lis Ihat we are coa- ' wl-'d' ww- Ood jjinir. 
»«l r,-c-eive.l " by the revelation , vcrled llie one ye received Iroln mv ; l,.,„,„„j, God ; also show the fact ihal ' 
«"s Christ." Hear him, " G' ^ pieichii.K.— What .sImiiM bo Iheir , we are dcceivini; ouiwlves, aiidshonhl 

''^'> Gil.iii;,,,, whohath bewilcheil ;''""■" '•' '-'■' 'l"'»> " ^<^ accni-.-ed," , also real 2 t ihe fiiet that (iod is 

"aiiu you s lould ii„t „l,|.y the ""' '"■ ""' 'I"''-' Jeceivid "G'lKJ 
^•ilK'foit. »|„„e eyes .lesus Chrisl ' '"" ""'■<kiil." 
'•!*e„,.vi,l..,„|v set f.rlh crilei- ' Thil, I'l 


'icked, ti-om the asstlniuce that ihi 
j practica of iheiii, or any one of llieni, 
and mv ■"■'■'''•■""J ill, will debar ii.s from heav- 
^ IX .>ou.- One more proof brethi in and sisters, do vou ask '•"• 

■«' laelinirions t. f.rsake their ; whal has all that to do wil'hus? I The cliur. h nc«!s caution no,, as 
and fiisl ihciif.ic ask in liliirii, ilj y t all . laiiii well a- in ihc lime win 

.isters, do 


A yiw-i i*He<ii-t»-r ii iertr-r t^m 
two H:lDr«.w— It aiS^muaiuu (trkJ 
as tj*e iatia ^lisM-Sii.* ;w_ !t !j» n 
s]>riu; ithra rns tsr tiiiraty, irsIiS:. 
«\ hen y»»w scfr vrrti \^ » ^ctfvm « ht'n 
I'anI livnl. I tit sua lauv"'^ jjHlu^.in dcat!*.-. 




tlie new ii>,in, which aficr God ia ere- answere, " R-;pcnt and be baplized, 
Hlui in righteousnc6» and trao holi- tTery one of you in the name of the 

Sl^A::;:LViiLt:-JS:nt:ulVn. ne8.."-Epi,. 4 : 22,23,24. They that , Lor.l Jesus Christ;' Wh.t for? Why 
«h nnioihe Kuherbniby Mu '■ ^^^^ undir conriction begin to »ee tbeir for the remission of Bine, and ye Bb«ll 

There h »> w;iy of access to the c<,[,duion, that they are itway from receive the gift of the Uoly Ghogi." 
F-ilhfr hot through ilin Son Jesus (j.^i^nj eniirely (lestitiiieofHie We infer then from the B:iyiugs of Pc- 
jCliri^t. Th<*reforo the^ ih^t wilfully Tl„.y ft-c! the nt-ed of a Savior, they : ter, that short of baptism there is 110 
reject Him h;t»«^ no iS -riptural com- „„vi n-muuibur tliat JesiiB h;iH said " be reiiiission of sins, and uonweciuently are 
munion with <J'»d, and if thpy continaw l\^,^l Cometh unto Me, I will in no wise | not undt-r the promidc. Read the con- 
^ thf. way of cin and iniqnily until (.^t (,ut,' and that through llim ibey ' versioa of Saul of Tarsus, who was a 
^ith ovortJfH thpm, they cmnot find |,jjyg aceess to the Father. But we ' g^g^t persecutor of the Church, and 
«dmitt-inco into thono Heavenly Ma i- find in order to oine to tlie Father | ^yhile on his way to Damascu3, be 

,«on», hut will he banished from the ,[,gic are certain things to comply wiib. ! ^.,8 stricken down and was made to 
Ijrwenco of God and from the glory of ■[•1^. g^^t princii>!i'8 of the doctrine of gny^ " Lord what wilt thou have mc to 

t^li-iiwwur. , The Savior would then (Jhrixt, Ri-penUni;e, Faitb, and Bip- J^." It was said unto him, " Go into 
fctvo n» "entor in at the strait gate, jj^^,^ Xho sinner mudt feel that kc ' the city, and there it shall be told theo 

niimi repi-nt of bi.i sins. A godly sor- ; ^h-^t thou must do." And when An- 
iiw worketb a rcpoutance not lo be re- ; ^j^\.^q camo to him ho said, " Why 

for wide is the gate xud broad is the 

«ay that Icadetb to dertruction and 

fDany there hi' that go iti thereat, but 

«lrnit in the gato and narrow is the 

way 'that Ifiulcth unto life, and few 

•here be that find it." Why i-s it that 

CO few find the w;iy of cTerhmting life? 

It irt biMjauHo those that walk therein 

inuwt d«ny ilii'uiselvfS of all that it* in 

. fliiposiiioiito tlnfwillof God. Becanao 

Ihn way is so narrow that we cannot 

Irsivd (herein unlet** the cariml m'nd 

fti Mii'Kliml iind brou^^ht in suhj cction 

lo tl-o will oftiod. "No man that 

warroth mitm^I -tb himnelf with the 

K lair^ of thi-* life, that he may pleMse 

, llim who h)M uhoson liim to be a 80I- 

4i>T. Ami if a man. also ntrive foF' 

t tnawtiM-iiw, yet in In* not crownoii except 

lie HtriTu lawfully." — 2d Tim 2:4,5. 

J 'SU4 says " 1 am the Way/' not the 

fftys. ibe truth and the 'ife. He is 

ill" author and ruvealer of truth. Then 

wo ivj'jioo to know that a way has been 

Cp'iiud hy tho S ivior, though it cost 

lliiii a gi'cat many stript^s und even 

^e.iih upon lhooro-«, yot it opened, 

Tho Pi'0|iliet I.'i:iiidi could look for- 

v.iid with nil eyi- of faith, for he says, 

•■ And » highw.iy Bh.ill he there, and 

A way. and a Hliall he citlud the way 

of li'ilimt^a ; tho unclean shall not pitss 

Ow-v il ; but it shall be for those : the 

|vty firing m^Mi, thoL);^b fouls shall not 

ftrv ihoroiu '^lui.iti, 3."): 8. Then 

•luce a wty has boon opened from earth 

ij tint OoliV-ttial city, we say to our dear 

roitdi^nt who hiivo not yet chosen the 

A.>y of truth and bblincs, He who has 

CxcitiplifiLNl ilu> way is otUing unto yott 

(0 <-rit>'r th;ireiu, and promises a glori- 

dx^ lOtvaKl at tlie end of the way. 

IVhvti men and wnmon become desirous 

of g"itig lu iho Father, tbey begin to 

ijt^^uno itboui tbt) way, they search tbo 

£i.^ii|Kurua nud tlicroiu find directions 

Qt' thu w ly, Uiuy fiitd tiiat to travul on 

ihal way » ptupiiratiou is uudsd-iry 

[K-ntcl of, and \>y the grace of God ■ tarrieet thou brother Siiul, arise and 
n-Molvo to sin no more. j be baptized and Wiish away thy sins." 

He be in pWHft^siou of F:iith, ; Baptism then is the initiatory rite into 
;i fiiih that wurksby love, " For with- |tbe Christian Church. The Apostle 
out faiiij it itfiiupoBdiblo to please God." J9;'ys, " As many of us as have been 

■IIo that comuth to God must believe J baptized into Christ have put on 
ih-itGodis, and tbatIIci3arewarder;Cbrist." By the believer being bap- 
uf all thai dilige..tly sook Him." It tized, the services of Cl-rist are un- 
is also necesmry for tlie true penitent ^ dertaken, and the privileges of the 
to bo on his guard, that he is not de- Gospel claimed. 

ci^.v^^d, f)r a great many are ready to '^^^^^ ™o'" testimony might be 
u-ll us that if you are only coaverted j produced to piove that all things that 
and believe, you shall be saved. Wo are written are calculated for our ben- 
mv told that many spirits are gone out ] efit, and salvation, for all Scripture is 
,uid men and women arc all under the given by Inspiration of Gud, and is 
inQuence of some spirit. " But if any ' profitable for doctrine ^U. But let this 
muii have not the spirit of Chri>t he is, 8u{bce, and let us become willing to 
none of His." We should try those j t^ilte tho whole phui of solvation for tho 
HpiriM by the Word of G-d. The spirit "J"^" of J"^ counsel, and follow our 

'•'.,,. , , Divine Master 

ol Go'l will not djclalo to us that only | 

pait of llie commintb arc essential to j 

3a!va(ii»n, and the rent not, and to an- j 

other iii:in that tliey are all necessary ] 

lo observe. Certainly not, if wo are ■ , t^ , , , • 

„ , ., , , I the way to tbe i?ather, and being m 

under the mUucnco ot that liuly and I » , ^,. . - 

,' possession 01 those Christian graces 
Divine t>nirit, it will guide us into all . , . . . ,, 

,' n L 1 v\ '^^ *5'* "^^ t"***'' Wiiy rejoicing. Hav- 

tnith. We may repent all the days oi . ** . , . '' , ^ 

,. ,. ■ , , c ■., I iiig m view that immortal crown that 

'lur lives ol p:iflt snis, and have t-kitu, j '^ 

, . ,, ., , ... -,. , . ■ . 1 Kideth not away, we can with an eye 
hut all availoth nuUung if not put into I . , , "^ *' 

r, ... - , , ■ J J I of faith look beyond this vale of tears 

acuoii. raith without works is dead, | -^ 

, . , . I , ■ ■.■ 1 J 1 to that lovely country where tho iovs 

as the body witbtout the spirit IS dead, so ... ^ " J J"* 

and feli»;itied are great, and where wo 

all His appointed 
ways. Tliose that have been united 
to Christ, and have entered in by the 
dour into the fold, and follow the 
Litmb wliiLhersoeverlle goeth, are on 

fiiith without our works is dead. Hence 
he that believeth and is bapiized shall 
be saved. The Savior after He had 
eompletc^d His Failier's will, and scaled 
It with His own blood, just before He 
iiscetidod to Heaven Ho could say, 
'' All power is given unto Me in b&Lvea 
and in earth, go ye therotbre and 
teach all nations, baptizing them in 
the name of the Father, and of the Sou, 
and of the Holy Gbo.Ht, teaching them 
to obsoi vo all thing^i whatsoever I have 
comniiuidod you." Now we find that 

on the day of Peutocost the Word was 

That Uiey put oflf concerning l>rcacbed with power, and Uiey began 

|\iu former ouiivoisaiiou the ohl man, to say to Peter and the rest of the 

Vlkich is corrupt .icoordiiig to ike de-^ A^toslleB, ^' Men and brethren what 

Ceiiful lust, aud be renewed in the , shall wo do," uudoubtodly what shall I ti,-ft death is iu this lund^ we perhaps 
•pint uf your mind, ami that yo put on we do to be euTed. Peter very readily have an aged father and mother, and 

can forever live. 

Now, dear reader, let me ask the 
qu'jalion, do we not all desire to live ? 
Life is sweet but uncertain. Death 
is certain, and when we hear of death 
it causes solemnity, and is calculated 
to draw a gloom over our mind. If 
i^oiue kind friend would bring us in- 
lelligeuce of some country where peo- 
ple never die, and where the climate 
is always pleiisant, neither too cold 
nor too hot, but where it is just right, 
where pleasures never die and sum- 
mers never end, and where we can 
always live, oh, how willing you 
would he to go. Yea, you would want 
to go right away. Being well aware 

by reason of oM age canmit live long 
here, but if we can get to that glori- 
ou.s coun'ry we can ahvays live to- 
gether M an unbroken family. We 

would not iinly wan to go ourt^elve-.^ 
but wc want all our .'riends t"»g(i. We 
tell them of the joyful news of that 
dtlightful place ; we ti-ll them the 
danger of&uying here, a d that tiiey 
ought to gu at once. 

We have also gol tlie directions of 
the way, and there is no danger about 
getting there if wm follow the direc\ 
tioas. Jesus is our friend and tells 
us He is tho way to that beautiful land, 
and if we follow Him as he has di- 
rected, there ia no d-iiiger, we can en- 
ter therein and live f)revcr. Ob 
what a happy tbouglu ! Is it not 
enough to induce us all to go where 
we can dwell together as an tuibrokeu 
family ? Then wc say to ytm gu 
right away. Do not wait another 
week, for there is danger in staying 
away. Sickness n.ay overtake you, 
and even death, and ifyou die in your 
sins where Chri.->t is you cuymit g >. 
Yuu cannot enjoy that everlasting 
life. Tiien as one that loves your 
souls we say to you that have not yet 
made pence with God, commence ttie 
work to-day, fur you liave noproini(»e 
for to-morr(»'.v. for the night oometii 
wlierem no man can woi-k. I'lim 
come to Jesus who is uvi-r ready lu 
rec ive yon. He says, "1 am the way, 
the truth i\nd the life." If we vaU 
in the light us he is in tlie light, wc 
have fellowship one with anothtr, 
and the blood of Jesus Olirist His Skii 
cleansetb ns from all sin, and wht'ii 
oui race is ended we can say, '"Iknow 
that my Redeemer liveth," and can 
rejoice in the God of our sa'vation. 
Oh, may we all be prepared lo tnl.r 
the portals of eternal giory where w^^ 
can ever sing the song of Redeemiii:,' 
love, is the prayer of your unworiiii 

"I am, saitli Clirtst, the way, 

Now it* we credit him, 
AW other paths must lead aatrnj, 

How fair aoo'cr tliey seem." 


i'(7r tha Ptigrin%- 
"For this is the love ol'QjJ that wo kei'p 
hie oommaadmeQts " JoLia 5 : 3. 

It is evident from the above, aii'i 
more testimonies which I might pro- 
duce, that all tiuwe who do ke?p Hie 
commandments of the Lonl Je^us 
Christ have the 'ove of Gtxl shed 
abroad in their hearts, and that all 
those who do not keep his commands 
it matters not what they may pr'" 
fess, they are not the children of G<k1. 
They Iiave not the love ot God in 
tbeir heart**, for no one can have tne 
love of God in his heart and not ob- 



serve the prece|)ts nf Jesus. How 

often d" »e licur propL'ssui's say, tliere 
irt till necessity to be so pjirtlcular in 
observing this anil that command, if 

t!ip man or woman id 
it is enough. What a mixture of 
error! I admit that a good lieart or 
a true conversion to God 'm as much 
89 we can ex|>cct in this life, and it 
will heep us very industrious to 

o!i reader ! T entreat you to crucify 

(ho oh! man, t!iot cnrrupt nature, 
wli'# I von, rnvfteir, »r\<\ ilie whole hu- : 
man family have iiihcrlfifl from a j 
onlv converted i fallen Adam. Thou;^h it may cost 

you the frowns of (he worhl, the ] 
persecutions of the wicked, and all I 
thot^e (liin»;B wliich are so highly c>^ 
tffmc*! hy the children of this world. 
Yet the crown, the inim.irtal crown 

niainUiin it to the end of our .lays, I of life that in in reservation for the 
but wo haveuo evidence to Mieve } f^itl'ful followers of the Lamb, is 
that a man may have a good heart [ worth more than ail the glittering 
or be truly converted unto God and toys uml glories of this vain world. 

epealt lightly of any of tlic com- 
inaiidmeiitsof the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Again, we hear people say, anme- 
llincs, in supporting or establishing 
(heir conduct for not observing cer- 
tain Oosjicl precepts, that they have 
a gcod mind or meaning in jiroceed- 
jng in the way they do. But I cou" 
tcud that if their good mind or mean- 
ing be not to observe the whole will 
of God, that they are no better than 
king Saul, f .r he scemoil to have a 
very plausible excuse for not fully 
prosecuiing the word of the Lord 

Y'es, Uiis world with all its pleasures 
and eiijoymenla, is not worthy to be 
e^mipared lo the eternal weight of 
glory tiiat awaits the rigliteous in the 
uthcr world. Onr Sjivior declared, 
"Whac will it profit a man if he gain 
the whole world and lose his own 
soul, or what can a man give in e.\- 
cliatige for his soul ? for it is more 
valuable than all the Wurld." There- 
fore let us daily lay up treasures 
in heaven that our hearts may be 
there also. 

Oil the great danger thert is in the 

,.,,,. 1 ,- 1 ,. , I ■»>' ii:»»v different faiths thataro preached 

whicli had been dehv*-rfu unto liim i ■ , , ti- ■ 

, ,, 1 . u I Ti .,1 m these last days. We sometimes 

by the propliet Samuel. Ihc word | ^ 

;.^ , „. 1 . *! u 1 1 hear it said, what virtue is there in 

ol God savs, "take unto you tlic he!- ' * 

met of salvation and the sword of the 
spirit, which is t!ie word of God." — 
I'aul saya. *'but though we or an an- 
gel from heaven preach any 
Othpr Gospel unto you than that 
which we have preached unto you, 
let hin» be accursed." Awfnl will it 

fee if we disobey our Heavenly Katb- i . ■ • i i ■ ^ 

, ... „M J ,. /-. J . j aiicc .md baptism IS the order appoiut- 

«rs will. The word of God savs, I , , , . , , . , 

_ ^, , , ,,: , _ I ed tor aalvHtiuB, and this order must 

he ()beye<l. We read, " he that bc- 

veth and is baptized shall ho sdved, 

water? Baptism eaniiot purge frdiu 
sin. What folly to believe that mere 
Iriptism can save us. Tlie viitue lies 
ill keeping tiie word of (iorl, and it' 
begotten of Got! we can have our sins 
washed away in baptism. The true 
Church docH not believe that mere 
baptihUi saves us, but faith, repent 

: li> 

judge no man but the word slialljud 

him at thi; last day. Then my fellow 

travelers with me lo the bar ot Goil, , , , . . m 

I ,, , ,, , I tliat is, saved from bis sine. J ne 

wmuld we be the opposera and neg- ' . , ^ . , , 

1 , (. ,1- , 1 .• i Aijostle I'eter, in the first ei.istle and 

ieclers of this great salvation, our i '*■' ' , , , ,. ,. 

, , .|| . . I , ii-L . , Orsi (ihupltr, reminds the believer ot 

stale will he a miserable one, \N hat i ' ' , , , 

r I i- r -11 I -J Miit* Drescht and future salvation, when 

awtul fe«Ungs will c r.ode our mindf, ! ""^ i"*"^"' « . . . ' 

when sickness comus, medicines fail, 

and the iey arms of death encircle u» 

loinid, and when the soul, that im- 

murlal part, will have to enter the 

prtsou of torment, where there wball 

be wailing ami gnashing of teeth. — 

Ueader ! oli reader ! wlioever you be, 
I entreat von to take warning and 

J he says, " who arc kept by the power 
iuftJud through faith unto salvation, 
! leadv to m? revealed in the la^-t time." 
'. Here he Itos nfercnee bolli to ihe 
; prexBt and the future silvatiou of 
' tlie believer. He urilet thus. " re- 
' ceiviiig the end of your faith, even 
' ihewdration o( \our souls. ' 

neek the L rd while ho is near, that] The n<st-)*sity of a jireaehed (.'o.^pel 
your poor soul may be »:iivtd. It mum 1>h apparent m all. therefore we 
matter.s not whether you Ik- young or find that tliis work occupies n piomi- 
o!'I, now is the day *.f halvatiou, llie ; nent |.I.u'0 in tlie ( hristlan Conslitu- 
aoccptcd tim'.s To-monou- may be tiou, '' for the preaching of the ero,-s 
'.00 late, for iherc is no state, no age is to them that peri^^li foolishmss. 
in life that is exempted from death, bul unto us which are saved it is the 
Yes, the iufant in the cradle, the ' iKiwer of God, for after tiiat, in the 
yuuiig nuui aud theyiung woman, ■ wlwlora of God. tive world by wixhmi 
tiie uiiddh- aged and the old gray ; know not (iod.'" It pleased (Mwn)y 
hnidiid man or woman, are al! liable tbu fiKilishuc- of i>iiaeiiing lo ?ave 
Ui death, "fur it is appcintctj unto :nan tin ui that bt-lieved. Header, if you 
oiiec to die and after (hat the judg- doire lo be f.av^•d study the 'iVf-la- 
nieul." •'l;ust thou art and onto nu-ut well, and tJouot go to work nn- 

du'it thou shait rctur 

Tlii-so deli- t 

il Tou Jiuow how or what (»<h1 woidd 

cate boJie-i of ours will cro hjug be- 

wm.^ tijoJ for woruiH. W'uat folly I 

What iiuidness to siwud w) mucti 

nioney and [precious lime in decwra- i rudimcutri of the cliristiun reli;^- 

Un;r these mortal bodle-: Crui-ifv, iuo. i t ihcy r,-aily have ^«t rt^Pgion 

hii\e yon to periorni. A great many 
people think they have got religion 
when, idas! they are ignorant of ihe 

they did not gel 'X in the ordinary 
way of the Gospel. They must have 
f'iniid. or received another (iosjk-I. — 
But give me the ancient G»>spcl in 
prefeieiH-e to all the soiiemes and in- 
venlions of men, and that thon my 
soul mnyest be fiuind in readiness 
wlieiu'v<'r the summons comes to eiw 
ter *iiito mansions of bti^«, sre that 
t!iou adherest strictly to the voice of 
Jesus Christ, the good Sheplierd of 
tlie sheep. Howa-stouishing it is that 
the chihlreu »if men are so much in- 
clined to exlrenies. One part contend 
tliat prayer is not necessary for the 
:eiuis.sion of sins. Anotherthink tlia 
prayer is the thing to be observed fo: 
the remission of sins. In praying to 
(iod the sinner must not look fur an 
irresistible power in answer to prayer, 
for stub power would not bo consist^ 
ent with God and the free agency of 
man. The spirit of God will oiity 
aid 80 far as man is willing to go. 
.According to the doctrine of ('hrist, 
which is the W(nd of God, and if the 
sinner proceeds as above stated, he 
will find hiii'.self in the narrow way, 
the King's high way of holiness. Now 
he must travel the way with holine'-s 
of lieart. There is no standing still 
but a continual prcyfling forward, ns 
the Apostle has written, " I press to- 
war<ls tiie mark, for llie prize o*' the 
high calling of (iod in Christ Jesus." 
it is sometimes said, that we do not 
believe in the rise and progress of re- 
ligion in the soul. For this we wibh 
to keep the sayings of tiie great Head 
of (he Church, the witrhl's Ucdcemcr. 
Jam KM I-. Ska us. 

fvi- fhfi i't'f'jnn,. 

(leut le Pll.cRiM leader, now is the 
time allntted to you to see that better 
land! Let your earthly home Ihj a 
preparation for a pilgrimage to a home 
in heaven. Yoti are now in a wiidei- beset ou every ^ule hy enumies. 
You are now iu the deep vale of sin 
and sorrow, in the low reli-eals of a 
pilgrim's life. 

l-'riend do not slop hut go up high- 
er. "He thou faithful unto (friith, 
and you shall receive a crowu of life." 
He I'.atient iu tribnlatiou, the storms 
that swell around you will miom stibs 
side, and a elaiidlcr^ sky will biiist 
upon vou. The printer gloom and 
(les<dali(Ui will s>rt;n pj'ss iway, aiul 
>weet iields arrayed in living green, 
and rivers of delight \sili spread out 
ll'cmselves hcfoie your eiii:ptured 
\ i^ions. 

ii<-inember thai the sulfcriii^^^ tif 
the present time, are not woithy to 
be compareil with ihegloiy that i-hall 
he revealed In us. In u lew yeara, at 
nmst, tiieeonlliet nhall cud, and sigii- 
in-^rief^hail weep no more. The 
wormwood and iIid gall, will le 
exchaugod for tlio cup of salvation; 
the warrior ■« armor will he excliaug- 
ed fMrtlic while ;;.'irment. .Smni y-Mir 

earthly bmnetitead shall h« rxchauge<i 
fnr your eternal home, and shall unita 
iu singiDg til* s"ng of everlasting j»y^ 
to iiim ttiat loved us^ anO wartiieiJ u» 
in his own WtuHi. Let the ho])e o| 
soon euleriog tl «t happy homestito- 
ulateyonr zeal in the eatise of your 
Master. I think some whu will rea<t 
thcM- piges have snow-white locka^ 
and wriiikletl hrows.and faded oheik^ 
and tiiese tell you that soon your pil- 
grim journey will be endwl, your 
teut-hoinc di>«(dveil, ami yonraiaff 
laid aside. Oli, if y..« li'avc madft 
God the strength ol' your heart ami 
yitiir portion Ibrevcr, you bball wel* 
'ome death with joy, yeu, you wil> 
low be anxious to lay aside theeft 
garments of toil and conflict, aiiJ 
-oar away to that bt;tttr cououy 
*vhere I he "wicked cease from troub- 
ling and the weary are at rcet." 



Let us begin ill ihe nursery, a<»^ 
theri- teach our chili rea the pleasure 
of giving. Let it he to them as mucll^ 
a matter of course, each in his soialV 
way, to give as to receive. Huv 
much simpler and me>ro natural, as- 
well as more Christian-like, Ls ttdi- 
training than its converse I Evoil' 
from a mere outside world view, Iwv 
lovely anfl atlraetive is (iiis grace ot 
giving; how it adorns uimI enricli^- 
the character! Then, how mucit 
more is it, from tl e Christian stai»]<" 
point, both a duty and a j)riviJego^ 

'V'lio (iiinily mission-box, in whictt 
the children, as well as the elderi^ 
have an iiit*'rcst, is one goml way op 
(U,'V(!lo[)ing the love of" giving; and » 
little hearty ingenuity on the part of 
fathers and mothers will Ik* suflicieiitt 
lo vary and amplify this means, iJut 
il niiisl be made a //(V inlei'est fo tlieir^ 
with some tangible meaning au<l re- 
sult; somethiiig that^llall take holtV 
of them, and that tliey can take holcft 
of, tno. Then they will not he likelji 
to think of the mis>i(ni-li()X as so no- 
thing that oidy dwalluws up their 
grudgingly given iK.'iuji^'s, without 
e\er making a reluru which tliey casts 

•' Who foV(<{ ytir '?/?'/ ,7'"V y^jm-s*^; 
/(»y- 7/i'',"— this is the key-iiole ofallP 
true giving, whctlier of money, oB 
personal ethirt, or of ilir heiirt'a kn'Ck 
If desiis loved, and M-^rr^ui r gave, cfPli 
we d(t aught else? Ttiere is an old" 
saying, that iho chlhl thai if bora 0(i- 
a Friday «ill be "loving and giving * 
It is a g(»al pulling of li.e doctrine^ 
the two go always logcilicr as root 
and branch ; and it is from o e great 
giving oil (lie (.'n'*'-, liiat all ttne- 
"!ov n^ and giving" i-> leai-msl. Let- 
MS prayerfully the spiric i>C» 
mil- Aia>ter — g ving, and le.ichingoUV 
childre i t<» give, ibe servitxi- ofgmt)9>- 
fiil self denying lives, "un»- 
t'l vccon.«unto His evirlusti.Mgkfag- 

r.nve pver IlvM Iioneutli Iho (>r-o**!j' 
lU'Mdy lor Sflorilic*) lunl los* — 
Siill pniviii;; dy tiilt^ si^d dixiiu; 
Tliut f,'i*iJ'o ^ love's only siiju. 




trylnjj to \n', rconic'Ied to thy brotli- a forgiving spirit and then only can LIVE FOK SOMETHirvd, 

Errrtr 'Vms cvrr bnen thpcompnninn 
«f rijjh* i» this \vorl<l of oars. "To err 
k htiiuni^ but 14 f^rgivt ifi divine." 
Till- bu lua Ketrt jtrcsrnU in \tu iti 
elltjcvlions, ft Mran;;r ruln^liiig logtllt- 
eifof c!fimf:ut<, gt»f>d and **vil, and 
'i'lkc. oil auJ %»*iT tritnaiwl t?vcr «(> 
4D]r:li In a tranitpar^ac j;!^**, thu> 
wIU noL fitrm tn^flUer, hut eanli JH 
•cfi) 1(» rtfl tevfl. 

ProIiiU/ thcrii never livw) a S'MiI ' 
•(:C''<^'>' ^ honor, decency nnd pro- 
^rU:ty, btiL tli>l far down in BOinc I 
cbayiin! (virner *f iHc hpirt, there lay j 
GQiKcsilcd or Dmmltivaled, tkc vital [ 
BPi'moftruo aiirl noble nianhf^Kxl, — j 
ciCinaukd Tir a time by the untimely 
pr.ith of (Mroiimstanoefl and perhiipR 
pi.i'if.nlJtinK. *T« a bright little npot 
Ai tlio h<;a'l, thtt {iropt'rly infliicnc<!<l, 
W^iiM unimalc the ^oiit with joy nn- 
apr-akuhle, and tllHinitic tlic ofxtntc- 
warxc with benignity. 'Tis a protnons 
tttvA fjiUni ill uiipropitionH Moil, nnd 
n«»i likely Uj bf found unless t^ouglit. 
And ii^utti, (here probiihly never 
Wvcl ;i ftuiil HO pure lijt error InrniHii- 
cd it. The niiud of man is finite, 
arfl cxfTiNlinjrly fii'Iible in itsjudg- 
m«nt arid (Mtimation of character, 
(lod nlimr is titfiiMtc and innilHblc in 
)r>i deercM. Ifi.<i words are just and 
true. lie has pUciul us here fur Ilis 
ft»Vn gou.l pluaxurc, and by onr daily 
cotitu'I wilii eocii other for our mut^ 
Its) g ■<"!, aud has left us not alone to 
be .Ini'o'l hy fiuli bree/x of funeius 
Mo^ving, but ti» t'iniain in His word 
to lead us ta gr«eii pauturc-s, nnd by 
1L<; still waitrs. 

l\ac-e in iu most comprclicnsive 
»WlT."ii', is IleavKu's riehesl. boon to 
Allien ni;iii, aud be i» enj(»ined lo ac- 
riltC il under penalty of everlasting 
l)ii»i-;tun<Mit from Hin prcscnoe, and 
file U^'ilpiMner has gpaciously given 
b.%i1h' iiifiUibl* rule for iu attain- 
iwontK, f.lloured by the warning in 

er, or c;in a ju'it God who is true 
'receive such a K''"' '' ^^ ""t the of- 
' fering a ni'K-kery ? Verily no, and 
j none but a hypocrite would muke 
lit, else hi-* word in false. When 
hanging on the accursed tree, a 
crown of thorns upon His head, a 
thief at each side, inscription the 
most conlcniptong over head, and 
blood and water flowing from the 
smitten side. He writhes iu the 
I agonies of death the most ignoniin- 
, ions, made even more bitter hy the 
fury, the taiuit'^, the jeers and hur- 
] rahs of malicious soldiery. Horiv-. 
ken to those sweet words that pene- 
trated tlic vanlled Heavens, "Fath- 
er forgive tiiem, tlicy know not what 
they do." Was ever love like this? 

Header, is your life unhappy thro' 
an unforgiving spirit? Etmilute the 
Savior. Is it possible for Christ to 
forgive as lie did upon the cross, and 
yet f>r man to exerci^e the unforgiv- 
ing heart for off^ineos t'lr loss grave, 
or ]H'rImp8 not grave at all, but only 
little Ciiristian j>rLJndIce5. BrotliL'r, 
the iiijuiK'tion toftjrglvehasbeen giv- 
en by iiini who is just — !)y lilm that 
never uttered an unnecessary word, 
by him who has given the most glo 

we find acceptance with GikI. May 
the Lord enable us so to live that we 
may once join glad hands on the sun- 
ny banks of sweet de'lverance, is my 
prayer. Yoiiia in love, 

D. B. CoNi>i:iE. 
Allen, Pa. 


When taking a retrospective view 
of the past, from the earliest period 
of our recollection until the present, 
Iiow short time seems; so many of 
our dear friends have passed away. 
Life seems as a vapor that appearcth 
for a little tirue, and then vanisheth 
away. The snow thut now lies upon 
the ground, so pure and white, spar-- 
kling like so many diamonds, will 
soon pass away, and tiien flowers 
that so beautify tnc earth, will come 
forth again, and ere long they will 
have passed away. Must friends aud 
flowers and all tiiat Is lovely pass 
away? No, there is One whose loving 
kindness is better than them all. His 
name is Jesus. Where He is, no 
change can come, no friend can die ; 
he shall live thong Heaven and earth 
pass away. 

The Lord grant thai the reader 
of these observations may find mercy 

in that day, and be addressed in the; 
rious example of forgiveness that the j gracious words, " Come ye blessed of 

world has ever seen, by him that 
knows onr nature and our wants, by 
Iiim that will judge the world hy bis 
word. Forgive thy brother if thou 
expect thy brother to forgive thee, and 
armed witli sucli a spirit, look with 
pity, love, charity, upon all ramkiud, 
upon tiiat pooroutcafit. Sect the av- 
enue to the tender spot in his heart. 
Watch for time and opportunity, and 
when tlicy co ue approach him with 
the frank, ingenious tone of Christi- 
nnity, and soon admittance will be 
gained. Then that germ heretofore 
uncultivated may be wattercd by the 
'ft dews of heaven, and nourished by 

Ui" KoKKAtac Hear Him, " If t'"i warmsmilosofagracionsRodoera- 

yc forgive uototliers their trespasses, 
■nthor will your Father whioh is in 
lltuvcn fiirgivc yoa your trespasses." 
Again, when wr pray, wo are taught 
W s.iy, " Forgive us our debt^ as we 
wr^jive our debtors," 

Then the precious jewel may be 
ground and polished to shine ns a rich 
gom in ills crown through all eterni- 
ty. Eat not of his broken bo<ly, drink 
not of liis shed blood, 'ike the Phari- 
sees, while unfnrgivenesynay hap, to- 

R'^ader, 1-ave you named tlie name ^vf^^'*^ ''O'lO of thy bono, and flesh of 
<rf* Christ t An: these words and ihoir ^'O' Hesh, rankles in thy bosom, lest 
krnble Import plain to your luider- ^X so doing thou pour contempt upon 
liui.ling? Do you believe them true, '"'^ word and on his holy temple here 
^ arc yon only a hearer aud not n ^elow, for the eyes of the world are 

4vcr fvfrt, iii other words a pharisee 
«r a hypoeriie? 

Jlga'in, if thou brlngesl tliis gift 
V the iiltar, and th«re findcst ttion 
ia"^t an^ht »jjaJosl thy brother, da- 
rest ihmi offier *Sat gttt Im the God 
•f thy do-iUftj, wtt!k»at first being or 

upon thee, aud by thee they judge 
the church. The tree is known by 
its fruit. He that has never openly, 
fmnkly, made a oonfossion and aske<I 
forgivt-ncss, let him do it just once to 
find it the sweetest morsel the soul 
ever fared ui>ou. Brethren let us have 

My Father, inherit the Kingdom 
prepaied for you from the foundation 
of the world." 
Seasons will chauye : — we cannot say 
or brightest skies in summer day, 
That they shiill last without decay, 

..dlwayB the same. 
Nature will clmagc ,— the loveliest flower 
That blooms around the veinal bower, 
Will not surviTB its little hour, 

Always the 9:\me, 
Our age will change :— 'lis Hying fast, 
^nd childhood's years will soon be past, 
Youth's joyous moment cannol last, 

Always the same. 
Our fncnds will change : — they pass away 
As fade the tints of closing day ; 
And those bright tilings that will not stay 

JJways the same. 
Our loved oned cliange :— the silent tear 
Falls oftea for the friend so dear, 
Bccaune we cannot keep them here, 

Always the Bame. 
Mustallthns change? ^111 thus remove, 
'Till nothing morels left to love ? 
No ; There's a changeless Ona above 
Always the same. 
Jesus still lines;— and we may say, 
Though eartli itself shall p:iss away, 
Ho ever phall be as to-day, 

Always the eame. 
Wnen Jesus reigns beyond the sky, 
No cliange can come, no friends can die ; 
Joy, love, and poaoe are found ou High 
Always the eame. 
Upton, Pa. 

tJuderstanduig is a wellspring of 
life unto him that hath it ; but the 
instruction of fools is folly. 

The heart of the wise teacheth his 
mouth, and addeth learning to his 

Pleasaut words are as a honeycomb, 
sweet to the soul, and health to the 

Live for something I Life is 
divinest of ITeaveirs gifts to na» 
■ and something divine should bcM 
I out of it. Put upon the mode ctfd* 
! divine, and eiidoweil with such Qi^ 
I like capa'jlllties and powers, bowi^. 
; appreciably grand are life's pussiWS. 
ties in the way of achievenieulfj' 
earth and Heaven ! 

In the order of Providence^ Ui^ 
ministry is in<Ieed lofty and siibUwt 
Every man and every woman has ^ 
or her particular assignment in tW 
duties of responsibilities of dally H'e. 
We are in the world to make iSbt 
world better ; to lift it up to higW 
summits of happiness and progress 
to make its beans and homes brigliSw 
and happier, by devoting to fuhnwcfa 
our best thoughts and activities. & 
is the motto of every true heart, e.«3 
the genius of every noi)le life, ttifi 
"no man liveth to himself;'" 5ivtfi 
chiefly for his own selfish good, ^ 
a law of onr intellectual and mortl 
being, we promote our own happiass 
in the exact proportion we contribofir 
to the enjoyment of others. Nothiaj 
worthy of the name of happimvssic 
pos,sible in the experle::ce of rlNnw; 
who live only for themselves, all -aV 
livlous of the welfare of their fclUv 
That only is the true philosoplty 
which recognizes and work out tkr 
principle in daily action, tiiat 

"Life was lent 

For noble duties, not for -elQahuese; 
Not to bo wiled away for aimless drrira^ 
But to improve ourselves, aud serve- 
But to live for something, involsa 
the necessity of an intelligent sjaB 
definite plan of action. More tfeaa 
splendid dreaming, or even magc't&- 
cent resolves, is necessary to suc:.aa 
in the objects and ambitions ot liiift. 
Men come to the best results iu eil^« 
department of effort, only as l4sfi» 
thoughtfully plan, and earnestly J«B 
iu giviug directions. Tiioso who li*s« 
made money, acquired leanring, w« 
fame, or wielded power iu the w*«i^ 
have always, in every age, and aiufflcg 
all people, done so by emb<'dym^» 
well defined purpose iu earnest U^ 
ing action. The reason that thousaE& 
fail in their work in life, is the wsjaB 
of a specific plan in laying out i^tSe 
energies ; they work hard for notliiiB^ 
because there is no actual result fea- 
sible to their mode of action. T<*& 
means are adjusted to the end, bcntc 
failure is the inevitable result. 

Live for something definite £z^ 
practical. Take hold of things w:^ 
a method and a will, and they eaeoA 
yield to you, and become the miwe- 
ters of your own happiness and tbiJt 
of others. Nothing within the rea^w 
of the possible can withstand the Eti* 
or wriman who is intelligeutly ai^ 
determinedly bent on success. A grc** 
action is always preceded by a gee* 
purpose. History and daily life «« 



lull of pxamplt'^ til "Ihiw us tliat the | 
measure of liu.ii-in iicliii'vontpiit has j 
alvvavs b'jiMi iir'tp'tnimu'il to tlu: ] 
amoiitit of Imnuii (liriii!? Jiid iloiiig. ' 
If m>! aKvajs, vet at IciKt often, 

" The stlempt I 

Is nil llie wri1i;e timt splits its koolty wny ; 

Briwixt tlie iiupodBible »ud possible." 
Be iHVielieul. D.'ul with the qiics^ | 
tioii-i aiil fie!s of life as they really ] 

Youth's DepSiVt m enti ] go o" ""'il it Joes yon Honie temhle ■ liail five meetings good attcn- 
jniisehief. If you get ill the habit of:''™- Tl'is ehurcli is liealthy and 

COME HOME, FATHER. ' l„.iag i,llo an.l wasting your time and > ["-"P"'.'"'- <>" '''.'""^V »■<-' ""'k 

I » '> J the tram i(ir Musf^iilon, was met bv 

«iui mt no« : ; opportiuiities, bo ii^suml it will not 1 !„otlicr Kpliraitn Swinehart who took 

inoetint; nt ix 

nri\ \Vii iL ^•,^\ be dono, anJ is worth 
(ti)iii^, <I<> with dispatch; what can 
n >t l>o il ine.and would le worthies;*, 
if it cMiM, leave to ilie dreamers 
oml idlord ulonj; tlie walks of life. 
Discard the idea that HtMe things are 
uiilinportant, and that great occasions 
onlv ai'c wortliy of your best thonghts 
and endeavors. It Js the little things 
of life that mal-:es up its hapj)inct>s or 
misery, its joy or its sorrow, and 
surely nothing is trivial tliat bears 
on questions so vital and personal as 
these. A kind look is a little thing, 
but it may fall like a sunbeam on a 
siid heart, and chase away its sadncs.s. 
A pleasAut word is a small thing, but 
it may brighten the spirits, and re- 
vive the hopes of some poor despon- 
dent soul about to give up in despair, 
!>ef()re the conflicts and trials of life. 
— Sev. F. S. Cassidy. 


It is said that one day when Bon- 
aparte was reviewing some troops, 
the bridle of his horse slipped from 
his hand, and the bor.-ie galloped off. 
A common soldier ran, and laying 
hold o/ the bridle, brought back the 
horso to the Emperor'?^ hand, when 
he said to the man : 

" Well done, captain." 

"Of what regiment, sire?" inrjui- 
red the soldier. 

''Of the ganrds," answered NapOH 
Icon, pleased with his instant belief 
in his word. 

The Emperor rode off; the soldier 
threw down his mudliet, and though 
he had no epaulets on his shoulders, 
no sword by bis side, nor any other 
mark of advancement, he ran and 
joined the staff of commanding offi- 
cers. They laughed at hira, and said 

" What have you to do here ?" 

" I am captain of the guards," he 

They were amazed, bat he said ; 
'The Emperor has said so, and 
therefore I am." 

In like manner, through the woi'd 
of God : *' Ho that believeth hath ev- 
erlasting life," is not confirmed by 
the feelings of the believer; heongh t 
to take the word of Go I as true, be- 
cause he said it, and thus honor Hira 
as a God of truth, and rejoice with 
joy unspeakable. 

Great effurt from great motives is 
the best definition of a happy life. — 
The easiest labor is a burthen to him 
who has no motives for performing 

Father. iW-.n imXvv, i-nmr Imiui 
Thr dork In tin- -.tPfitlff strlkos mi#i ; | i i i ■ • 

Yim said you woiiM come rlphthonu'Jporaihcshop ! filop ana change to a gooil habit just 

A-s soon HI your <l:iy's wuik wiis done. 
Our flrfhusgnnc out— *>urh(>HM' is.ill il.irk— 

And mullicr's bcrii wiitcUlnp shicf Inn. 
With pour lirotluT r«'iii^y. ^ti ^ilck ia her urms. 

AntI no Olio lu lictp hor but inc. 

Come hnme I coiiif lionic l come homp ! 

rit-aflc f.uher. iirnv tathor, com*' home. 
Ht-ar Ilif sweet voU-o of llie dilUI, 

Which till* ulght n iiids repeat as they ro:tm ! 
Oh.wlioconhl re«l<itUd4mo.'4tt)lMiitivcot prayers ? 

"rio;wc father, dear faUior, conw homo 1" 

Pnthor, dear f.iUK'r, cumn homo with mo now. 

The clock In the steeple shikes two 
The iilglil ha-i grown coldor, and Ueimy U worse— 

Bnt he hao Ikcen ealtiut; Tor you. 
Indeed he is worse— M.-* saj-a he will rtlc, 

PerhniM before niorntnc shall dawn ; 
And this Is t!io ine.-isane she sent me t'l brint:, 

"Come iiuickly, or lie will he Rone." 

FaUier, dear tather, come tiome with mc now. 

The clock tQ the steeple strikoa throe ; 
The home h su hmely— Uic hmirH are so limg 

For poor wei'pins mother .Tiid 'inc. 
Ves, we me alone- jwor Itcnny Udwid, 

And pone with the anjtels ot lltclit ; 
And IheHC were the very lastwords that he siml - 

"I wniit to Uhs pai'.'i (;ood nii;ht." 

i to hin house. Had 



One bright Fourth of July morn- 
ing, I was driving to town As I 
came to the ?op of the hill just above 
the bridge on the outskirts of the 
place, a little boy from a cottage on 
tlie north side of the road fired off a 
email caiuion. He was so near tiie 
road, the cannon made so big a noise, 
and the whole thing came so unex- 
pecttdly, that my little bay pony took 
fright and shied, witW a spring, to 

when vou see how bad it is and wish : ^^■''"o'-l'f"'^e '^^^\ ^y in the evenin-. 

. . I p:i>;sL(l an thrnugli the west Nimishil- 

lo get out of.. ^, , ^ . . iu.hnrrh, had five meetings at f mr 

J.ook out, then, tor the beginning ■ different places; then pa^sc-d into the 

of a bad habit. Remember they are i cast Kimishi'lin ehureh, had fi.if 

things that, like the cannon, you 1 'iicetinos in that arm ; then into the 

>. .» , 1 . Springfield church, Summit i-nimiv. 

• an t cnsilv slop when yon once set ; ij , T .. * ■ ■ ■ i , • 

t r. , . ,-, ' **="' '"'"* 'Ticotings, which eutk-d niir 

them a go ng.— P»//.;^ and G,KdU \ , l^jhoi.^. Were then taken r.. Akr.Mi 

I liy brother George Oispt'r, whtre we 

Inoh the train fi)r honi'^, and :ij rived 

^^__ __ safely and found our finnllis well 

! ' Fj-i *' Ti-i • i> 1 \-[ '^'"* K'f^*l t" see us rotnrn. tor which 

; EdMors ot Pi!:^n,n: Vrhaps a lit- ,,, f,,, ,i,„,jkful to GckI whoprcserv- 
I tie church news would he uilei'-sting ' ^.^j ^^^ * 

|lotl,erca('ers«fyom-pe,i,,.lieal,there-j i„' ,„n,|„,,i„n „.e wouM say w 
,fi>re I will sjate that brother 1 J \ f,,,,,,,, ,|„, |„,,,|„,,„ ,ve,■v^^^ere kiml, 

Brmvi. and 1 left hume ...i he 2i)ih , c„„,ieBecn,lin;; au.l benev-olent. In all 
[ of Doecmher, on a n>iss,„„ „f „ve (o ,, |-,lle,l II a|,|>„i,.i,„eM.s and agen- 
, the e hm-ehes throng u.nt north.east^ I ,,,, ,„, ,.„.,„, .„,„„„,. „ J „„ 
, eni Oh.o. \\ e tooli the train at W est • ,„,,,,,,i„„., ,,„i , ,|,^ fruits of our 

! ^»'V"' °" '''° ';>"'■;""« "f Doeen.ber ; ,,,hor., will be seen in the morning of 
j 30lh, for rrnn.bull eounty, , i|,„ ,e„,i,.,p„ti„„. 

at W arren m due Inne, and wj,s met ; e.ico.ioi: Worst. 

! ami oonveyed I'J miles to the llreth- I ^ 

ren'ti incetingdionse, where there is a j .•,.., ^.,, ,,., . ,,, , 

11 1 f ■ , -.i ■ I ' Jly'tiors /If t/w I'l III im; — Wo have 

siuall eolony of saints withoutashep- 1 . ■' . ■' . ' "-"«>« 

herd. We truly sym]iathise with I J''^' ''l"««' ■'•■'''■"■'■< ■'•"'e'^'ing' 'n the . 

them in their forlorn siluaiioii. Itj lied Rank Congreijatinn, Armstrong, 

would be good if they eoiijd have a ] Co., Pa. liro. Je.sse Calvert of Mil- 

speaker living there. They belong ford Ind. eanic to pay us a visit of' 

to the Sandy ehureh, whieh body is, , |„,,j_ j,,,] remained with us from the 

perhaps, fbrty miles away yet are No^,, ,^ ^,,^. ^j^,, „f.j^„„„ jgy. 

Visited ouee in iour we«U3 by the I , . i- i . i , 

Brethren and ..thers wlio have vulun- \ *'"""& ^^■'"^'' ^'""^ ^'^ ''=^^* '"«")' '^'^^ 

teercd to a.s^Ist (hem in holding forth , '^l^'"^ "1 refirshing from the word of 

the word of lilc. From tlu'io to Hi-is- God, as spoken to us by our brotGer. 

tnlville, where wc ciiinnicncfd meet- 
*ng on Saturday evening and contin- 

the other side of (lie road. Hq not uud until Tuesday evening. The peo- 
oaly overturned thecirriagc in doing pie gave gnodattenlion to the word 

so, but was, with great difiiculty, 
reined in and prevented from run" 
ning away. 

"You should not fire your cannon 
so near the road," said I to the little 
boy, after I had gotten the pony some- 
what quiet ; ''you frightened my 
horse badly, and nearly made him 

run away." 

"I didn't mean to," said the little 

lioy ; "but it got a-going before I 

saw the horse, and then I couldn't 

stop it." 

I said no more ; but drove on, 
thinking of the boy's answer as I 
have often thought of it, since, though 
all this happened years ago. 

What I have thought Is this. I 
wish I could make every boy think 
of it and feel it. It would do hira 
ever si mnch good, especially if he 
would try toflpply it to all hia actions. 
That little boy's cannon was just like 
his habity, just like everybody's hab- 
its. Habits, like the cannon, are not 
easy to blop, when once they get start- 
ed. They are pretty sure to keep go- 
ing on until, if they are bad habits, 
they do mischief it spite of all we 
can do to stop them. If you get a 
habit of meddling dishonestly with 
what don't belong to you, it is apt to 

poken. On Monday, New Year, we 
luid the pletisure of being present at a 
reunion at sister Barh'-^. Her moth- 
er, a widow, her brothers and sisters, 
their children and grand-cliildren, to 
the number ot forty-two, were pres- 
ent. Spent the day in social conver- 
sation, in sln_,ing, <.Ve., wlii<-h we en- 
joyctl very mucii. Hope the Lord 
may prosper them that liny may hold 
their annual feastfl until tlieir gr^'at 
reunion In heaven, where they e:in 
tipenti an etcrniiy in praise to God. 
On Wednenday morning took tlu; 
train for Yotnigstown ; wa/i met by 
brother Kolilor ami conveyed to his 
house. In tlie evening (toinmeiieed 
meeting In the brethren's meeting- 
house in Mahoning, and continued 
over Sunday. Had eleven meetings 
in this arm, which we hope will here- 
after show good results. We were 
then taken to Cblumbiana where we 
had u short luterview witli old brotli- 
cr Henr) Knrlz for the first time for 
me, found him in tolerable good 
health tor a man of his age. Then 
took the train for Belolt, where we 
were met by brother David iJowiuan 
and conveyed to his house, and in tlic 
evening to the Jirethren's house of 
worship where wc continued until 
Thursday evening. Had TnieetingK. 
We found the Itrethren here ulive to 
their best interest, and the church in 
a very prosperous condition. From 
here we were conveyed by private 
conveyance to the Canton church, 
Stark county, who were lately bereft 
of their shepherd, I>. J. Peck. We, 

Wc may truly say, that as far a* we 
\vere able to judge, lie spoke the 
Word in lis simplicity, and did not 
respect the person of men, hut taught 
the ways of the Lord in truth. Du- 
ring our meeting, some who were 
sinners were made 'to feel that God 
was good, and desired to besavfcd by 
grace through the instrumentality of 
(lod. We baptize<l some, and some 
arc yet wailing to be receive<l by 
baptism, and we hope they will not 
wait too long. On Friday morning 
we bade our IJro. farewell, to go and 
labor ill other places, and may God 
sjieed him is our devo'ed prayer. 
J, P. HlTKir 
Oukhind, Pa. 

Dear Pilgrim, : — This morning 
I utu alone in my chamber. Our 
dear brethren C. G. Lint, and J. P. 
Cover have been with us a few days. 
1 enjoy(,'d njyself very much, uow 
tliey are gone, and my mind Is some- 
what aroused. Oh, what careless 
crcatnrcH we are I I often wonder 
wiiy we are so afraid to pray ; wheth- 
er we love the Lord as much as we 
do our friends. We can tell our 
friends and neighbors what wc waat, 
why not *alk to God iti prayer the 
same way. Just tell Him what we 
want In plain slmplo language, a-j we 
{1(1 our friends. God does not want 
high flowing expressions from us, He 
is meek and lowly, therefore He will 
liear the lowly. We go together and 
talk and ^Ing, and if some one would 
ask US to prfiy, we can not pray. 
Why not ? Can not pray. Dear sis- 

remaiued with them over Sunday j ters, are wc ashamed of God, that we 


cannot prav t" Hini ? W'u need uot j liandil^ lie S|iare'l, Ijut tlie will of tlii' 
bo aihamtd of Ood, nnr we need not f^rJ be done, -js they Iwtli swiued tu 
be afraid to pray t/> IHm Wc <'an ^e rwij/ni-d to the LordV will. Our 
talk of everything elte, but whr^a ! ". , ,,„„„ 

, , . ' * \ jr syiHimthies were very much dratVD 

aflke<l to prav, we cannot prav, If ^ ' ' 

we are ai-haioed lo (ell (f.rl what we | «"•■ wl"le with brother Adam. W o 
want. He will Ik ujihamtd uf ih. wire wilh him over night on Sunday, 
The I'oet says, ".Satan treniblen when I Hill of .Jan., and also on Monday, 

H. omnifcuciiig J^atiirday night be- Ki-shacofjuillas Valley, in Mifflin Co , 

Im! seeH the weakest aaint upon hi 
krieert." Let il« often make the iluv 
il Ireniblc. Your sinter. 

Na.vcy W'igK. 

l.jth, after pre.ichiu); spent the after- i f^i^„ 
noon wilh him. On .Minidav morn 

11? iL'aniiested uiuon^ the people. 

I — -- . I and a prosj>ect of doing good. We 

j ing bnilhcr Ilarboit made request lo i agreed lo oonlinuc iliilil MoihIhv if 

fore C'hri»tma.s, aecompanied by Bro. 
Isaao Bilhimer. On our arrival al 
the place, we found a large congre- 
gation in attf ndan?e, and on Sabbath 
was met by Bro. .Jesse Crosswldtt, 

had a plea'*ftnt dav and a lar»e con- i , /. , -n , . , 

L're^Mion, l-kk] order, an.i quite „ prencbers of the Bn-tbren in that part 
■ - ■ ' f^.. - . > . .ofUliio. Tlicy lived in boly wwlloct 

' until his deatli. They bnd 7 children. 
i Four are livin^j and three dead. 

Pa., and when 23 years old lie emigra- 
ted to Stark Co., Ohio, as a pchool 
teacher. Here he was joined in bolj 
riiatrimony to Anna Gans, daughter of 
Elder John Guns, one of the pioneer 

UpToir. Pa., 1 
Jan. *29th, 72. )' 

firhffA flro. Ilenryj : I'lensc an , iff. 

,. I .. I) ., ,i.«i „... t a uhort prayer of brother Adaru n aiier 

have us over dinner, but brolber 
Adam urged for our company, and so 
we went there at above alateJ. And 
now bt-.-tbren and Hi^'x-rd, I will naau- 

I the brethren wouhl rcTiain with w%. 
iJro. Cro^swhitr said he would. Bro. 

' Bilhimer had to return home, — had j 
rncpting Monday m»rning and eve. l 
and Tiitiiday luorti. and t-vetiing, then j 
four were added to the Church. Bv 

ficricM of meetingHat Upton are over. 
Wc commenced our meeting on the 
evening of the 20ih of January, and 
closed on the evening of the 'J8th. 
The inter»^t of the inectin_r seemed to | 
incrcane from beginning to the en<l. [ 
Allbnugb there wan only one baptized j 
during the nn'Cting, Hlill wc believe 
there were many more solemnly ini- 
|(re-.Hed. So much so that we hope 

going ibriiugh with a severe opera ! 
lion luade by the doctor ou liis ab- i 

lie came to the church of the Breth- 
ren in early life : geived as a deacon or 
visiting brother some eight years, when 
lie WHS called to the ininiatry of the 
Gospel of Christ. He served in the 

up and SL-ented to t-rijor thomr-eUc' 
Being' under the influence of I w.H, ^o we eoneludcd t . continue du- 
ether, and in the act of falling into a I ^.'"K,*''^ week, a. it was the ho' id a; i 
I , . , /» /-I 1 i_ tliinkiiii' we ciinlu speixi it no better 

dose, nis prater wan, '■() Uoti be mer .. . ** i .i (ir i ti i 

than t<j preacli the Wonl. llie lou* 

ger iTe eonlinued, the larger our cun- 

liiis time our eongreg.tiou wa^slirred i ministry nearly 35 ytars; 18 yesirs of 

whicii he served ns oidaired elder. lie 
was not, like Apollos, a great onttor, 
but he was 'mighty in the Scriptures.'^ 

He lived as lie was taught of God. He 
dnrcd to do right, or wliat )ie judged to 

, his prater wan, 
ciful to me a por)rsun<'rer, but I know 

th(Mi art a kind (iod, an<l that ibnn j g,-cgations. This was a'nc'w feature I be right, in all the relations of life. Ho 
wilt not give me one stroke too many, I iu this cnntrv for the Brethren to ! ^j^g a„ afFectionate husband, a kind 
and also know tiiat five minutes in ' hold meeting for a week. Wc sii 
the glory of Heaven all my pain will ! had additions to the CItureh. Oi 

and pray that they will 
toH'.akc oiV eonviction, 
obedient to the teachings of the Lord 
Jesus ns delivered hy the brethren. 
Dear brethren and HiMleisaiid all who 
were present (hiring the meeting, let 
iiH all be careful not to be forgetful 
hearers of the word and not doors, 
lest we 1m» deei'ivcd. What a great 
pitytnihiuk of our being deceived 
after enjoying the jjhjriou-^ privih-ge 
that we enjoyed of titling tr)gelher in 
Heavenly plaees and having the glo^ 
iionti (j(#pel prnelaimed unlu ns. We, 
at the commencement of our meeting, 
were a little di-tapptunted, as bretliren 
Havid Long and Daniel ytouffer e.\^ 
|)ec(i'd to be prc.'^ent, liut on w*count 
of brother I/mg becoming Momewhnt 
afllieled with KhenunitiKm, and brolh- 
rr Stouflci'.-i wife took sick, .^^o wc 
%vero I .'lolonc at first at some of the 
flppMo neutw, though ihere were only 
ihioe appolntini-ntH that we were en- 
Italy alone, as M.nie of our in-ighbur^ 
ing JN-elhren came and preaehed f..r 
iis.Un the 21th brethren Daniel K'el 

not be able ' ''*-' '"'"'tf^'t'^" i" **"*' '•'^" '''''• yt-'tst-em- 
but become ! '^,'' *" '"' *"'J?age<l in prayer to God 
for a couslderable time, but <o low in 
tone that I could not understand him. 
I was selling by his bed ^ide holding 
his hand in mine while he wa;* thus 
engaged, and i can tell you of a truth 
if I ever tried to be engaged for a 

fattier, n true friend, a wortliy citizen,, 

, o , , ... . I n I and a devote*! christian. His placa 

loatiirdav we were reinfnrceLi by Bro. I * 

8 8. 8ber*by. and ou 8ahbatb bap- j ^'^^ "*^^'^'' "'^""^ "' ^''^ *^''"^^'' ^^''^O"* 

tixed eleven' aoul-s that were made a just cause. I heard a friend say, "I 

willing to take the yoke of Christ- don't know what it would take to keep 

Wc then closed our meeting at this j i,iui from the meetings," It may be 

place, leaving the people in a huu- 

justly said of him : "None knew him 

j;ry condition and all that we could j y,^^ {., , ^-^^^ ^^^^ ^,,^^,1 ^^-^^ j,^^ 
heiu-. was of the Brethren .s meeting. ; ^^ ^^i,^;* ji^ ^^-^^ ^^ j,^ Uy^^, an 
Ibu people st^cmed ■till to hunger i /,o„^,,; „^„ 

poor sufferer in a Mient wav it was I i'^^. lu V f '•'""'''"s'r "" ^lie He was several miles from home, at 

on hi he.r r.M. li r neT! in. 7. ^^^^'"'.''^^'^bath o J.n. we commeneed ,,,0 Beech Grove meeting-house, on the 
on lliH lieart-reniling ocea.-.Lou. In a meeting at Rushor 3 Meeting-house ' 
pi'ihajn a quarter, or half an hour, lie I in Cherokee, — was met by Bro. JesMc 
niHiiwI hi« eytw and looked me right Cro.-swhite, wlio is an Kider with 
in the flee, ami I then ■-aid to him, I ''"•' "'' •'">' eoogregation. Also Bro. 

Isaac liilliimer, KIder .Jose|ih Wir.e, 

I'^hler Henry Gann, Chriftiian Deal, 

and S. S. .Sherfv reinforced us from 

winli I could take part of your Butl'er 
ing on myself and relieve you His 

ans.ver was, "brother (icorge, I must i tlic adjoining e.lugregatioiis, We had 

go III rough with this siill'ering niy- 
»elf, by the help oftlie Lord lean 
overcome, neither would I want you 
to endure my pain.'* My eyes are 
fill'.s! with tears while penning tho-'o 

a good meeting, enntinucl during 

2nd anil Sid of Dec, attending meet- 
ings in his own congregation, and on 
the 4th lie was going lioire. When 
about 5 miles north of Wooster the 
"Angel of Deatli" met him. His horse, 
usually docile, took fright and ran away, 
upsetting the buggy and throwing him 
out, breaking his leg and otherwise in- 

'o i juniig him. Tlic next day he was t»- 
me weeu", ami ou Mblmtli there was [ fce,, to his son'.s, J. C. Kurtz, in Woo.- 
Dcven more made willing to take the ,er, „[,cre he lingeie.1 until the morn- 
yoke ot Jesus and learn of Him,— ] jnj, „f j.jn_ gth, 1872, when he heard 
was iaptized and went on their way i „ v„jc,. from afar saving, "It isenougb, 
rej.ucing. Among the 18 that came , eomc no hbdior." ' Being unable lo 

■ " >« j'.n.,!!!;;,. iiui'iii;; iiM- i o biidh ^-.aillV tome UD 

lineH, and 1 wMuld feel like writing | to the Church, was Ihat were mem- I ,.,„,,i, i ,, 

considerable by way of comfort to 

brother Adam and family, but I must 

I come lo a close for fear of gelling loo 

[ lengthy, ^>o I will say in eimeliision 

dear children of brother Adam, I 

beas of the Baptist C 
jijood Lord earry on t 
tile head of all opposition is 
prayer. F. W. DoVK. 

Jonr.ibi)!-!!, IVuit 

, speak, he raised his eyes heavenward 
inicli. May ti e j j,|,j p„;|,tj„g upwiu-d with his lomd oa 
thi.-^ w'uik ovor ., oomniander pointing to viclorv, while 

CAS.STOW.N, Ohio. ) 
.Ian. 2Gth, 1«7I. j' 
You have been 

leruiid Daniel 11, .jliiiger cam" and "'"'1^ "'"''i-'*" loud call to you to en- 
fclaytsl imtil .S.tnrdav, brother Keller ! '" '"'" ""' "■''■''"■ "'' '''" ''"'■''• "» ' 

rcd'Z; rlwtni """r" i »""■« - .•".."Mhe.r^ie^of .;; LmX ! r"^"'"^ ^"''"^ !" "'^i 'r'"'^ 'T'' 
9la\eil until tlie e.o«e ol the meetings , ,, ,. , ,., . , ,. , lor Home lime, lor wbioli you have 

Mini.leriug brethren in attendance! :^" ''* -'7 ^^^ '"'^"'"'T' ""'""'""''' ""*■ ^i'-'-^Mc thanks, and as there are 
during the meeting were Daniel Ke!- I ^._ '"•' '" '"^' "»y";^'''"««*"*^^-y'" l'^»;l« i many letters coming from the brotl. 
lor, Daniel HDllinger. Jar^.b Siover 
John Zook and Geo. I>ri<;ker. 

H yon pitvtse yon mav also an- ] 
(tounce thr..iti:!i the PiiXJftiM that I 
i>rollier Daniel HoMiii^or and I b:u' I 
a trip ihroui^h the upper Conawagn 
arm oftlie ebnreb, Aihims county. Pa . ' 
nnd piXMctuNl l;j time-*. Had inter- 
fasting meeting. We had quite u time ' 
of njoicing tngother in the ■*ervirt' of 
the Lord, and also during (uir trit> 
we were nnwl*' to fi-el wirry on ac«. 
a>unt »'f uieeting two of onr dear 
brethrvn wrelv afllieletl, namely, bro. 
Adam Hidlinger and brother Samuel 
Hollin^er, minister and dfaix)n. It 
MX-nuj OS if neither qf lheu» t^uld 

I underHtand hut one of you are shortly ! f^'''''' ^''■''//•'"'" 
I going to tMiter the .HTviccof the Ltud 

Allof vou do likewise, ami t!u» w 

Ix! my advi<x! nntowluisesoevcr hands 
j thi.-i may cnnio that are outside of the ren.'sonie for meering, twrne for a [ 
j service of the I^nl. Aly love to all series of meetings, acd wHue fur' 
Mho dear brethren and sistera a-iJ I t-'bnivb buninefih', and none receiving 
I friends int.. whose liand^ ibis may | :'"•)' ='";"f ^, th'T «itl wonder uhy^ 

«m.e. May God ble., us all is m • *' ''* ^^^ ^^^'H take .fiis rneii.od of 

prayer. ^ luaders toat my fatiier has l>e(..ii con- \ 

tJlcoiu;!-: MniTRBK. ' lined l.» bis bed for live weeks with 

— -• '•• *■ — I the Kry>ipid:;s or thr St. Anthonvs ; 

H. B. llruntUaUi^h. iX^ar bntllter '. i fifc, and at this time is verv low, he ' 
— luelojMHi please tlml S L'i;: Ibr ilm ; witities t'le prayers of the Church at ' 

large in his bnhali. } 

Hknky D. Daw. Jn. 

" i a sweet smile rested upon his face Ho 
I bade tlie world adieu, and pasaetl away 
{ to enjoy the rest that remaiiieth to the 
t people of Gud. "SVhere the wicked 
! cease from tvoublng and ilic weary are 
, at rest.' And htro we say, dear saJui, 
" \ farewell. 

Sruy wc iiirel tlice, 
May wl greet tlice, 
Wberc uo turei\cll U-ar Issli'.U. 

JOHR WitsK. 
iktUCTJl Hill, I'fl. 


Wc WRUt it to ] 

US oftlie pro."- , 

Pii.<;t;i.M fi.r L*<72. 

still visit US £nd tell 

prity iif Ziou. I also send a little 

Church news from Tenn. that may ' 

be ol interest to souk; nf your rvud- ' 


The writer of this artielo haa an ' 
appoinimei t to preach at IVAU M., 

Will some of onr dear bierhren 
give UH an r.xplanaliou of tlte full 
meaning- of liie wpostle in Col. 1 : 
'Zi. ''Who now rpioic^' in niy >ioffer- 
ings for you, and lill rp that wiiieh 
is behind ol' the alHietlMi.s of Ciiii-'-t 
in my lluoh fur bi.^ boily'sstike. whicJi 
is the ohuroli." I). Kwii-EV. 



Elder .T.\r<>R Kurt?,, of Wayne Co , 
Ohio, dccea»*d, was Iwvn in Chet*ter 
county, Pa., Jan. 2-lth, lT9t>. T\'hen 
7 years old his parents removetl to 

Ti)o District Meeting of Southern 
Indiana, mIII Ur hehl in iho Nortli 
Bnmrh uf iho Wild Cat Church, in 
the W'-eliug-houfK; "-iglu mile?* Sonth on ihe 2,Stb day of March. 
1872. 'IhoM; tonilng from llie Knsi 

T H E W E E K L Y PI L G R 1 M. 


will Btoji at Delphi, and from the 
AVt*i al Baok t reek. F»r further 
inliTiuation, address iheundersigued. 
JoH>- Shively, 
yyiinout, Ind. 

Flruc announce iha* we Intend holding 
our Dislricl Mretin<, . f the North Enst 
Diplrict or Ohio, on Tuesday 7lh ol May 
1876, ulUn liiK meeting bouse of the Mohe- 
can church. Wayne C' , Ohio, five milps 
bouth ot Wrtt Salfm, on the .Allautic and 
Gn-til Wpstrrn Kail R<md, and 12 miles 
North Wfwt of Wooster. on the Piltehnrg 
anti it'll Majn. ^il Road. We fondly 
tof that every brunch coinpoeinpthiR Dis- 
trict will be rpprrsented, and et«peciaUy those 
branches that did not roprcuent thcniKelvps 
heretofore Ihose coming by llie Atlantic 
BDd Great Wtstern, will please notify broth- 
er Jamb Oarver at LattaBhurg. who will 
aee that lonveyancea will be furnished to 
coiiviy all Irom West ?alem to place of 
HieftiD'. Thosn coming by Piltabvirg and 
F<irl Wayne Kail Itoad, will please notify 
the nndi reigned at New Pittshurj:, who will 
we thai they be conveyed to place of db«cI- 
Ini:, by ontt-r of the cluirch. 


OUS JOB BEPAKTMHIT. Jacob Weaver. The poor blind I 

„. > , .1 1 - J ' brother*B 50ct8 are received, and hJN ; 

We are now prepared to do »ll kinaa ; 

- _ , , , , , ! nnme nlnoed on the book for one vear. 

of Job work oq tlie most rciisoiinble , , , ,. , ■ r .• I 

_ , _.,, _ IT 1 r^ J 1 Tliouch blind to lb- scent* of this i 

terms Sale Bills, liCticr Hea-ls, Cards, i ,.^ , , , . . - , 1 

-_ , , - 1 ■ . • ' life, wr hope that bis i<ninttial eves ' 

EnvelopeB, or anvtbing desired in our ■ , , , , i . ■' I 

,. . , . ... , J - , may be te.istcd uomi theg-ioi thtni;« I 

bne of busiiiesa will be executed with ; •' , r^ i ■' I 

, ,. , ,,. > eiven tI.roii;;b ibe Pilorim dtiriuE 

neatness and dispatch. We are now , 

1-11 11 n ' tue year. 

supplied with a new Power Pieas, one i •' 

of acknowledged merit, capable of run- • -^^'^^^ S*^^"'"-- Theletter you 

ning off from l.O'K) to 1.000 pupers 

per Lour, and even more than that ac 

speak of, w:i8 received and uatnes en- 
tered, but not miiiked paid. If ^ou 

* J- . .. I 1 . ■* iiT ' put the money in tlio letter, w« must 

cord mg to power attacliea to it. We^* ■' 

have received it and was overlooked, 
We have now marked them paid, and 
the $ 1.25 laat sent us, credited to tbo 
poor list by rerjueal. 

Bro. JoSKPH Amicu of BurnettB- 

Editor's Department. 


As our Im.'^inef-.s increiV'*f!^,i'ur ^ucil- 
ilies for j-evforniing it must also be 
enlarged. Almost daily wo are add- 
inj; new material to oiir offiice. For 
f l(;iig time, and with great labor we 
vciked off our edition of Pilgrim 
til a Hand Press, but as it became 
mme generally known the cironlation 
iiH-via^cd iintii it became iniprnctica 
Ml atid \vc were neccsr^itated to pro- 
eiii.n Piiwer Pres.s. We examiiu-d 
a iiuuibef of Precics and' found none 
(1;jU phased us ko well for our busi- 
iiOR us tite Fairhaveii, being adapted 
111 eiilifr band or steam power, and 
a!i=.n a litilo cheaper than many others 
and \-t will do the same amount ot 
wurk with less expeoBe. 

Uy the time we get it in good nin- 
ninir order, it will cost U8 $1,000. 
Tils extra expense falls heavily upon 
Uh, if-pecialiy as our terms are so low 
that nur profits are quite small. We 
jiisi thought, the other day, h(tw much 
our dear brethren, Histers atid friends 
could aid ns if they would make a 
litde etfurt iit beiialf oftbe Pilgrim. 
Alumsi evf^ry brother and sister could 
eei.(! iiB another subscriber if they 
Would try. Will yo« not, brother? 
Will y.iu not, sister ? Just one more. 
It v'ool.l cost you only a small amount 
of "tine and trouble, and be of great 
BtTv ice to us. In order that you may 
be rhe more Bucceyttful we will give 
the e.i>iest terms possible. Any TIME 
I>UKiNo THE YEAR the pay may be 
aent, uiiK so we are sure of getting it. 
Niiw, dear brethreu and sisters, on 
aueii leniiH we think you cau greatly 
inrrejiae our list, and there are few so 
P"or but that cau raise $1.25 dur- 
ing the year. 

SuiHcriplions may commence at any 
iime and run a year from date of coin- 
inencement. Send for oAMruE 


have also a good Hand Press and a 
Jobber, we are therefore prepjired to 
executo all kinds of work that may be 
demauded of us. Any persons wishing 

Letter Heads, SaleBdU <\:c, will please 

. - , c J ,. f I * ville, Ind. Jan, l!6ih, savs, '^ The Lord 

give us a trial, bend us a copy of what ' • ' . ► 

■ , ] 1 ■ fvii 1 » is doing a uoo*! work among uii now, 

you wish done, and site ot bills or Jet- * & o ' 

, 1 A «.ii »*««,! f« ;. through the instrumentality of hreth- 

ter bends, and we will attend to it , » j 

roil Leedy antl Cripe, who are labor- 

iug for us at present. There are fifteen 

^, , 1 e ■ f 1 applicants for buntism to-morrow, aud 

than elsewhere, bpecimensofour work ^^ t i 

sent on application. GIVE US A ^"^^'""'^ ^"^ """"" 

qji^IjJj Ei.u. 11. IX Davy, we are in- 

' tbrmed by his boh, \h quite ill, his 

immediately, and will send it by return 
mail free of charge, and do it cliea])er 


letter being dated Jan. 26th. On 
Jan. 30tli, we received intelligcnee 
from him again, and his case is report- 
ed changed tor the belter. Wetund- 

E. J. W. Short articles on Api 
culture will be acceptable 

J. S. Florv. All riijlit Books I ]y hope that by the time we hear 
will be went as ><oon as a fresh supply from him again, he may be out ot 
is received. ' danger — as brother D.ivy holds a po- 

A L. Bowman and others. "The,8ition in ibe eburcli tliat; few can till 
Hymn Books will be sent as soon as so acceptably, and we know that uli 
we receive them— none on bands— thrnugliout the brothtrhood wdl be 

sympathiet of the whole community. la 
18^2. Hro. Perry met with an acctden* 
which broke one leg and otherwise injured 
him. and in 1862 he met with another that 
broke one leg, and singu'ar as it may ap- 
pear, he spoke of thoiie two accidents on 
sevi-ral occasions of late to his friends and 
said, he wondered what woald happen hiin 
in \HT2. He seemed to cxpreae bimaelf ua 
though lie Ihouglit there would Ik* something, 
ftnd 8o it has pleased the All-wiae in UI9 
providence to rumove him from time to 
eieriiity tluia early in 1S72. 8. J. G. 

WKM.IIAUM.— In Union Church, Mar- 
Bhall county, Ind., onr df-ar old sister 
MAUV WULLBAUM, wife of Henr; 
WelHiauin. ihoui^li she did not live with 
her liiiHhand for 17 years. tihe was a 
daii^htiT of brother John and sister Bar- 
bara Root Slie was a good and consist- 
ent sister until her duatli. She died on 
the'JOlli of Nnveml)«r, 1S71. a^ed (38 years, 
7 munlhs and 18 days. Disease Luag 

Ahc boic her slckneHs with Cliristiao 
fortitude, Hkti called for the Elders and wac 
anoint>>d belbreshu letl thi:« world. tjhuMid 
she was willing to go, but that so'ne would 
soon follow alter. She died at liir eon-in- 
law'i. G. P. Snel'., leaving her children anj 
grand-children to mourn her loss. Funeral 
services by Bro. John Hoover, Adam Ap- 
plcman and tbu writer. 

JoBN Kniblbt. 

KURTZ— Fell asleep in Jesus, our liehived 

hr.nlivr, tlder JACOB KURTZ, of 

Wayne ('o , Ohio, aged *.■» ye-ire, II mo. 

and i'i days. lie leaves an aged tompan- 

inn, a sister, four children, with a Urge 

rircle of rohitivea and friends, to mourn 

their lus8, Bui our loss i^ liit, great gaia. 

He was thrown from his carriage on lUo 

4th day of Dec, 1871, by whi«h his leg 

was broken, and ctiused bin death. lU'dit-a 

Jan. fltli 1H72, at the residence of his nod, 

.lucob ('. Kurtz, in W'ouster, Ohio. Waa 

buried .Ian. Dili, 1872. Funeral servicss o& 

day of int rnient by Elder .lolin Wite, <rf 

Pa , in English, and Eld. J. B. Shoemaker 

of Ohio, in German, fruin Rev. 11: 13. 

[ Gofjiel Vmioi' please copy. ] 

but \vA\ e ordereil. 

— Jacub Pyskll. Your notice is 
respectfully doclitied, — not in place for 
a religious paper. " lustruction " will 
appear. 1 

— Eld. Jacob Wagoner's address , 
is cliange<l from Petit to Cerro Gorda, j 
Piitt county Illinois Those wishing 
to correspond with him, will please no- j 

— Biio. jBsaa Calvkrt is holding 1 
a eeriea of meetings with the brethren 
at Red Bank, Pa, The meeting is re- 
ported as interosting, and attended 
Willi good rciulttj. ! 

engaged in prayer for him. 

BOVVERS, -In Middle Fork Con-regntiou 
t'linlon county, In'l., .Unuary 3rd, I«72, 
our beloved sister MAdOALENA BOW- 
Kits, ajred 74 years, 10 loonths and 2B 
days. Disease ol the heart Occcaaian 
improved by Elder Daniel Neher, Allen 
Mobler and others, from Tim 4. 

MJ£TZf«ER,~In the same place, January 

4lh, 1H72, our tiiucli luloved slHler 
NAII MErZOEll, wife of Haiauel Mel/,- 
gcr, aged r>7 years, 4 mimths aud 14 days, 
glic leaves a husband and 7 children to 
mourn her loss, and a deal mother they have 
lost and the Church a worthy sister, but wo 
have a good hope for her thai Hhe is at reul. 
Her dispjise was Lung Fever. Occasion 
improved by Elder Daniel Neher and others, 
from the w>-rd« " Morrow not even as otii- 
— E R. M\IILE The Stopping of era which have no hop»." 

N. OairB. 

PERRY.—On the 34th of January, in Mid- 
dle River arm of the Cliurch, Va , Bro. 
DAVID PEKUY, aKed4H yeara, 7 mo. 
and I* days. Funeral acrricea by the 
brethren from Matl. 34 : 44. 

your Pilgrim waa accident*!, as wa 
I certainly are not afraid to trust any of 
our brethren. It will come all right 

Wm. a. Murray. If vou have «'"■ P^^/cam. to his death by a very 
_ , , , sad and distressing accident. Ue took his 

s<mt us $1.25 too much, please send ! „. ;„ ji,,„,,„i„g,„d,»«rtedfor.hewood. 
lis another BuUcriber and reserve ibo | ^^ iiimitcir, which was a short distance from 
mouev or let us know what to do ' |"8 house, to do some chopping, and in fell 
luunc; , wi it-i- 115 , j^^ ^ jj,^^^ (j.^j^ ^[j gpptarances it lodged 

^ijj, it. I against Hume other trees, and it is supposed 

I in cutting otf a limb to let it down, the tree 

— BhO. Jo.sEPe ShbKFY from near , feil suddenly and crushed him to death. 

„ , _, I , n I *^"* t>' hisneighborHpassinghy accidentally 

Gettysburg, Pa , gave us 5 BUort eaii, | ^^^^^ ,,j„ ^,. ^^^ xy\a^ „„ ^ig f^ce with 

and two sermons. Bro. Sherfy is a j hi» hreaston a small slump and the tree 
oDiujvwo J across his liack, which evidently cru.nhed 

lively talker, aud makes himself at | him to death inntantiy. Ue leaves a widow 
, , , 1 r 1 -1 A tl.<. I a sister, and two daughters to mourn llicir 

home both m the tainily circle and lue ■ ^^^ ,jj^ remains were followed to the 
Church Hi.H stay with us wat short yrave by a larg- (oncouree of people, and 
^ i there appeared io l>e aodnwaaon every coun- 

but pleaAiut, — call again. [ tc nance. The bereaved family have the 



DiniicI Ilondi'ick 
IJ'-njiiiniii Ktlis, 
I', S, AlviTs, 
l„.iili 1m'.:Iiim-, 
.SituMicI Noiir, 
.S, .1. (iarljiT, 
( )iiln'r»r, ln(i Co. 
,S, \. Moore, 
I), II. liooelirake. 
.Saniiu'i Welly, 
■I, II. UriiinhiKi^h, 

AlllllOMV MilllT, 

I):ivi(l Miller, 
,J .1. Hoiomori, 
Daviil Swiiiehart, 
V. VV. IJovo, 
Diriiol B ■ohnil, 
Mose>* Miller, 
(i. W. Bricker, 
Abram Kuitkle, 
J. W. Fisber 
Eld. Jac .b .Mobler, 
E R.M.hle, 
11, D. Divy Jr, 
John H C'lylor. 
J hn Arnold, 
Fttlirney It Bro, & Co, 
Eld. Jacob Wagoner, 
iJohn Goodyear, 
D,ivid BMhtal, 
J, B Wolf, 
Jacob Weaver, 
Jolm H Brumbaagb, 
A, L Bovrman, 
J, S. Florj, 
Wm A. .Murr»/, 
David GrOiMuickle, 
S. Bollinger, 
A 0. Ncff, 
Jooob Fysell, 
Idaac Brigbt, 
Uenry Bruiabaugb, 














60 50 









12 25 

12 50 










The symjmtliizers with the Old 
Catholic niovnricnt at Home h:ive 
narlcd :i weekly paper in Frcmrh, 
called the Ksprrave dc Home. Dr. ! 
JfreHt'riok Ncry is theciitnr, «tiH ihe 
prospecluR Htatc* thiil Dr. J)oIliiig(-T, 
Tathcr Hyacintim, ttin! I*nif<*»*orft ' 
Kriedrich, Ilrinkcns, and Michcli»i 
have pruiuirtwl their Miipport and (•'»* | 
Operation. 'Our relJf^ious proi;ranimf ,' \ 
♦ no editor says, 'ih »«;tuii>pd thiin : J 
Church rrrji'iii — no Nclilsrn — biilnpir- ! 
itual iiuioii, in a chnruh truly cai ho 
lio, with all t..uHn wh'i IjcIIuvc in 
Chi'iatund riotd Ut th<: Apontleri' Creed. , 
In politicH we advocato univerfai 
peaw!. \W di-nirc the unity, dovul- , 
uptnonl and |irM.Hpciily of" Italy, tliat i 
Aid nmy hccnnn* iIih (ruo n-pri'srnta- ' 
(ivo of uidiliial and rnliiiiniH lih*'i(\'." | 
, ■ . -^ t 

Fil'iwn piuui', PMliTpri-sin^ Hi-otfh- ' 
men, chic-fly a;4riniiltur'f>t>t and.skilled : 
ivorltraon, with tlirir familic-i, lic-iidcs ; 
heveral )adif«, nnt without ineaiiH, i 
liavo vidunt'Trcd In inill:iln an iiidiiH- , 
(rial ('hriNtian Mis-tion, upon the' 
Moraviiin plan, in Ix-halt' ot' and 
ninong the Cirt*a.-»«.lan rc("iij;pc'ft in T ir- I 
hf'y, whenever iiininKPinmlMan' made ] 
liir ihL-in to f^o nut, whihf many more ; 
nre loukerl for to preitent thirm.mrlvr^ | 
ior thu ohjwi. 'I'hiri Ih h movement 
that iiii^^ht to heciime inijre ^reneral. ' 
There is no ii-iison to lii> loinid in ihc; 
word (if(iod why oidainctl iniui^terrti 
ofthd GiHpel HJiould be the only oties j 
to gu out on lorL'i^n nilnKinii-*. I( id 
liio <lut\- ol' laymen nw well as minis- ; 
tiTs to de\i)t.' iheniM'IveH In the work, * 
iind a threat liehl nf u>"rtilm:w.s \h bo- ' 
lore tlieui in many loreign 1 md.-*. i 

f*^*" ..... — _. 

Dr. Ounimin^x, i\( lioadnn, whi> \a ' 
inor» HuciT.«hl\il ill writinj; hi-.torv ' 
llian luMvaiin iulerpreliii;; pi(iptie<:y, 
111 u recent "Uetr.j-tKHi," makes thol 
jollowii)}; lellin;; Iiit at the siriisi.-r ' 
tlVectniihe I'ope*^ Me.-iu;. : '• 1 1 u:i, ! 
fitrii'ir\ but nevertheli-sH true, that it 
the l*ope Ultt-<M-d aiiyb dv.siieh a per*' 
KOn \^is Nure in rnnio to ;;rier, wiiere- ' 
lis if he curwed anvlindy hn wi\!- hure' 
10 pvi'^iier. The Knipemi n( Auitriit, 
Inv iuHlanre, warn d a;;ainM INnssin, ' 
and before he ftel nut he and lii-4armyi 
Wire especially ble-scMl by thu I'ope;' 
Ihu blessinji re?«nlted itiS-tiiorta! The 
(^neen orSiunn re.<i\fd tiie ;;nhh'n 
l'>i.« and the Toin''^ wpni.ii b|es,'«ii'g ; 
but ^eartrly had the ble«.-.i!)}; seltle^j 
upon her head lluui -.he was a fii^itive' 
Irnm lur eonntn. M.i\iniiliini r -: 
icived the bh^iie,' ..It Ik- :nid ■ 
was mmdered. '\\u- I'-iptTur^iil Vie- ! 
tnr Kinaiuiel in the mo^t luriHe 
t riufs— in terms vvhi.-h even uueduci- 
\K'i\ [lenph- w 111 1 >ti','matize as eoarse 
inveelive. \\ hat I'.. Mowed the eut>o? 
Vietnr Khi;niuei is nun- ICin^oritiilv! ' 
Mis Mm is Kin;; nfSp.iin, n;,,! liii.' 
i!an>;hter is (J.ieen .»!' I'or(u;;at .VII 
tlinu were enr.sed by the I'oiie. ;ind 
all three are anuMij; the must i-nviidde 
Snveivij;h> in IviPip... \\ lu-ievev 
the I'opi-'- blessinj; fell Ther»i ilmniN 
iiu I brim-, sc-m.-d In.-prM| 

-prnt; up. 

Ir i- n-p.rled tlial i]u- sma!! p..N 
i:i);i^U terribly :v( 'll;t\tr. ?o\vji, 
j:to„ ;i„,l MUs.n u Hiv- 
pnhiiini) nt less 


The followin;; aniiexwl lint of good 
biKfks we offer a-s preniiunw for j-uL- 
criherjj foi- the Pilouim. They are 
all excel lent works, intended as a 

ginilf to wW-improveinents and free 
from flcciariaii (iian. If our children 
were furnisiied with such IwokH to 
read in roniif^tl'v.i with tho TJibie, in- 
stead of uovrU and trxshy newsjKiperH 
— many mi;;lil be t^aved from a feloii's 
cell and a drunkardt IicII. AVe will 
wend poNt ]»uid any book in the lint to 
all who will raise the prioe annexed, 
in subscriptions. We allow 10 percent 
or \2\ cents i^n- oacli Hid»«cnber at 
Sl.2o and 15 rents for caeli one at 
^I.OO. Tho honk^ will bo S4*nt ■»» 
wjon as the money is received for the 
aultscriptions intended for premium. 

Convention nf St. PnvJ. Ty Goor^© Jsrvis 
Oei-r, I>. I>. IJiiio. fine edition, $1. I'lain 
cilitiou,7'i ctruta. 

FootprinU of Lifr ; nr, Fuith aa<l Naturw 
IIiToiicllrd. — \ Porm in lUree p!\rt3. Tlio 
iJndy. TIio Hnii!. Tlie Deity. By PJillip 
HMr\c.v. M. 1). $!.:;.■>. 

Fi-uit Vi'Uurrfoi- the MiUi-m. A Hund- 
l>niik. biiing aGuiilo to tho Cutlivutioo and 
Xliuingeuiciil of Frail Trees. Di-pcriplious 
ol till- Dest \'siitlie». (iiidUow to PrupHgjitL' 
tlirni. illunlratcil ^1.00. 

Il'tiid-book for If.>;iie Improrcmntf : c«ini- 
liri»iiig "llinv to \Vi;te," "How to Talk.'" 
Uow to Ueliiivi',*' iukI •■How to do Busi- 
m-sH," ia niii! vul. 'i.'io. 

U'lreto Lii-^ ; Snviii;^,ni(l Wnslin^,orDo. 
ineslii; EeoiKHiiy. lly Snlnu Unbilisun. $1,30. 

Il'ipfA and Ue'^r\ far (he Young of both 
H.'.r-n, IM.iliii;; lo tho Funiiutimi of Cliurac 
tcr. Clioice of Avocation, IIchUIi, Conver- 
Htitlon, Caltivatioii iirim.'llrct, Moral Sen- 
fani'Klii, Social AfTcclicm I'ouiidhip jui-J 
MarriiijiC. liy G. S. Weaver. Muslin, 

Life af Iltrne ; or, Tho Runily and its 
MniihiM. Jliihbaii'ls. Wives, ruri'iils, Chi!, 
drn. UmlhciH, Si>t.T«, Eniplnyerg mii 
Kiiipioyc'd, ete. V>y iicv. Wilhutn Aiknuui, 
l>. I). A work wliicli slioiiltl lie Tuund ii^ 
every rainila-. #l..:0. K.Mr.i^ill, §i.tlO. 

Mtin irixf n'» *((:■)• fnusidcre.l in their 
lieh'lioiis tft tarh Other ami lo tlio Wor'.il. 
UyUt-ury C. Pud^Kr. 1 lino, Fancy clotli. 
Price #l.Ci). 

31 1% in Q.^'i'tiiif'.f ''.I (!e"'n<ji/ ; or, Ihe 
IJUi'ical Aecoiuit ol Maij'a Crealioii, iL-^led 
I'V StUnti^ic Tlu-i'cs ef his Ori-in juul 
Aaliiinity. Uy J.-si-pli p. Tlmim.&on, D. 
P.. LL.I). Oucvol, Ihno, gt.OO. 

Orii'nry—yi'.'i-ff fii .sWif '(f/-; nr, the 
Kvtrnipiir-.motMis Speaker. Iiiclnding Cliaiv- 
nom's Cviidc tiir^ Public M.-t-t- 
ingn aienrdiii? lo tlie liesl Puilianienlaiy 
tViMiiti. Uy Wie.. P;t;iMiL:iT. ^[..10. 

r/«i tC>f:ph.tli.; Dii-t!ott; or The Xew Tcs- 
Lnii'-nt inOn-.'k an.l liu^ili-ih. Coiilainin;' 
till! Oii^ina! Orir:; Text of the New Te!*la. 
meiil. uilhau Iiil 'I'-iueary Word I'nr wnid 
Kn;;!''»h A Work lor Stin'.eiit> 
in Thc.'ln-y,an 1 .•*. S, Tinchers. By Beiiju- 
aniia WiiwMi. Pi'c-. fi.OO; i-.\!ni lir.e liin.l 
ins. ili.^.OO. 

The niy.w wwi' nwA.. /:,•../</ />.'..,-/ a 

New P.ekcl Iiiiiimiary mid KptVri'iice 
Uook. Kiuhracln; Syiinnynts, Trrhiii»-:d 
T.rnis. Ahhrfv-aii.>ii>. p.-re'.L'n PhniM-s. 
Writ-iii: Inrthe |-|ts>. ri:iic;milion. Prom"- 

1 1870 1872 


i Blood Cleanser or PaBacea. 

I .1 lon'te and pnr^c, for Bloo^l DiReasr*. 
! (Jn-ut rtputaliou. Many l4'sUmoDial(.. Mftiiy 
1 inini^terin;; brelhreti use and rcroiiinicnd il. 
■^Iftk nr M-nd for iho "IIppiUU Menttrngtr." 
I L'.sfi only the * }'nTuir/<j" prepared al Clii- 
■ CM-JO, 111b , and hy 

I Dr. P. rahraej'i Brothen & 0«.. 

|.Ian. I«.tf. WiufMfljo^ro, Fra-„khu Co., P". 


'Jilt- uaJtTsijned havi!jxl>e<"n succftysfuJ in 
.senciiii;; uulifiiud Quwnii, and KtTinR j^pii- 
erat salii.fnclif>n durwi^ thu pa»<t wawju, \is 
pri'pnnd and «i)l contine.e Uie ba^'uofs for 
the coming Aea«oD. 

Piiee f«r Qiifen, $S.50 

Add res (n. 


Neic Biit«rjH'iii«, 
.Tan 50th. Bedford ro".iff/, pj. 


The Spring soeaiun of Sale<ii College vrir> 
Opel, for thf ree* ption of oiiy nnt«l>er of 
stiidrnle from all p«rt3 of tiie uouutry, o» 
(lie aOth. of Maroh 1S72. 

Ample AoconunodutiouB, aad thomtigh ia- 
Htriietion will i>e glrui all slnd«nts wIkj con- 
nect Uiiniselres'with Ibis Collrj;e. Goo4 
board can Im* ohUiined in the t>t!»t (if fimi- 
Urs. «f $2 .V) to$3.0«pfrwe€k ; or Ktude«b» 
can board UiMuielTW. eep*irately or in cJiibi^ 
Mt fri>m $l.'.J.'i tu $1.S0 pKT w«ek, ati Utrsfs 
nurabf rs are doing, with tlie eoiwt.nt of t^ 
tifccnlly- Aneitrnwive iKvnrrtin^ hoii«« U tn 
be ereefwl by a brnllmr rarly ia tbo (M*Ajwn, 
to accommodwto all children of bj-cUircji^ 
who dewir*- il. Purent* «nd OiiHrlianB eaa 
roly on the loealinn of the ColWge at Boiw- 
Iwn, »a beiuga p^Mu4tHtii.l <tiTttngfrn^f^(^ nn<t 
tliiit liic health of Iho locality )» UHtmy^^g^ 
ml, by any plac* to tbeeiiUrt- eoniilry. 

SfMcial care wiU l>e giveu to )iltid'.'nta wim 
arc far from hmui', that shall t>e MtiiJiiotofy 
to parenU. For CaMilusn^-s, 8«ijohir^ip«t 
and tHiil ptvnicalars, addrese, 

Jan, 33. ly. 


I'll litr l>ip ! 
1- Kailrn.1,1. |„ ,1 
li.m 1,1(1(1, ..v.-r^lxly .IvhiIj, 1„ 
IV rrol w'tliiii t'.iiir wccKs. 
livVai arc iiU.nwil ui si.ip ili,-r.-. I 


lli'ii Uiii:. iiiij i.ilur Vul«aU'.t 

n..ui, f.-uis. 

ir-Mi-^r". H..r.'t /-*r the T-oihg, C.mi. 
i>rwiig "lIuiM>»i:i,> il.';iis I.H- lii.' Vniu.' 
i>r liKlli S.x.«," ■•Ai,l>:ii;,l Aims ('.•r'. 
jintl Voting*' -Wh^s of Life ; or. 
l!u ISig'.l «'»> i;! 1 I'M Wiins \V;iy,' J:!. 

Trine Immersion, i 

A dist assion nu Trint- Immr-piion, by U4ter r 
between Klilei H. F. Jyiooniaw and Dr ', 
.1. J, Jaekson, In whicJi in annexed a 
Trrjititie on thu Lord'n Hnppfr, aod no i 
tlie ncc^'rtwity.ehwBCU'raud evidenc*?* of i 
Iho new birih, alen adialo^fue on tlin doc- ' 
trine of uon-rfni^t«itci", by Eld*^ II. F. ' 
Moomaw. Sinyle coiw .50 ce»*». 


TrPBlieenn the SiUntati-tn, PeetwusJilHg 
aiid|lho Loid's Supper, by Kid. OaTid Boh- 
wrimin, inleiubd more espctially for th*.* 
BrotlierhiKid. They arc new nfff rod for polc 
on tilefullowin^' ternia ; Singlr Copy, IOet«. 
Ver I)o«en, BOvf». 

AfUli'c*3, I). Bosnerni.'in, Of'lty^bnr^, Pa. 

New Hymn 




One cmiyt 


$1 00 

Per Dozi'U, 

11 M 

Pl-AlS AltAU«<Ji;K. 

One Copy, 


M, . 


Pfr Dozen, 

9 .50 

Plain Siib-Ki*. 

One Copy, 


mid, . 



A nnmber nf responsible adr«rtWBVfn4* 
not oonniriing with lb* dfei^n of uor wodIi 
will L>o iulmitt«d on onr outaid? pA^<aoa tlip 
following ti:<rni^; 

Single insertioD, pf r Kno, 10 oU, 

Tbrre months, ]>er line, eachtinif, 8 cte. 
Bix mnntlks, do «lo do, 6 c4a 
One Tear, do do do, 5 ct*. 
H?" Tran8i«it. advwMsements iniMf tM- 
paid for ia advantA ; BlaDding adTortfeo- 
mnitH qnarterly ou pre««ntaUoD gf tjtJJ. 

C^GLAD H03ANNA9. Wo now keejj 
on bhnd, for mIo, the above ninsic booW 
whicJi we >viil sflnd, jyoet frtt', at the re««a 
price, !)Octs, to all wliu may wish them. 

Pffr Do/en, " 8 Of 

Ger'n & English, Plain Sheep. 

One Copy pn.-.t-puid $ i 00 

I'er Dozen 11 -'J 

Arabp-*que plain. 1,(H) 

Turkey nmroceo. . . . j \.'io. 

Single German poijl-poid, - 50 

Per i)o/en, - - ■ 5 GO 

rjlNTlNunoN & UKO.M) fUl" ItAII, i:(U« 

Winttr Arr^iitgemcnt. 

Oil anil afifi S;itm<l«;, .November iMti, mn, 
P.iKter.K*'!- Ti Jln>v H ill «n lrt> ami ai^purt aa IViUiiW!*! 



Jan. l.>. 1379. 

Vlour, Hxtra (kmitj |7.9fr 

'• sujK^rtiQe ;7.a» 

'* fiincy brands S.Qt 

" Ky«" HM 

L'any Uj^.m 4.0ft 

Whkat, white, pf-r baahsl !,<» 

rod. " lAi 

Corn s^ 

HvB l.O* 

Oath O 


F1.0UC, Kancy Braails |7,3S 

Family 6.8S 

" KxlfH (1.83 

" LowsiradPff 4.80 

Wut-VT, while, ptr bnabel 1.50 

HiU " L4i 

" VVintflrred " l.m 

Cons m 

Jats SB. 

Rtk M 

BARLt.Y. . 03 







V. M. 

A. M. 

A M., 

I..- :■ m 

S 10 Ilimiiag.luo 

a 17 

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n 41 l'lm.-iiuit(:ii>n- 


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I'S.VI.MNS, 119 :1. AI.EPH. 

To my <l(\ir rpadcr. The time has 
aniv(i), l!ip • 1 ix'i'tunity is at hand 
to tvv, v.ilh the assistance and gi-ace 
(iTGud's (-tilii^litpning Spirit, to io- 
ros(i;;;i(u and answer the wei^^htVj 
Imt lonj dt'iayed t^ncstions. Ques- 
lioiii of snt'h iniporlance as the exis- 
hMici- iv.n] lii'in_[C of om* Creator, ar.d immimL and future rohilionsiiip 
In Him involves, sliould foremost 
and lii'furi; any other consideration 
tng:i;^u (!vi.ry rellcctiiig mind. The 
lodinjj and meditation of the Holy 
Scnp;ni-oa thmdd be diligently pnr- 
sntii. Tiic various texts \v!iioh treat 
fi:i tiie questions, must be faitiifnlly 
«o:np:u\'d, and tlie conclusive ideaw 
tl otihl oiiJy he grj;junded ou the uni- 
son and relationship they liave to 
Mi-li oth','!'. .SjrijitLire is asclf inter- 
prelcr, that it* to say, to get the 
MUMhing of ime passage from another 
is a cm nut way, and better than run- 
ning jifit •■ coninientators and theolog- 
icai itnlhnrsj for if we read them to 
tbnn an idi-::, or to get an established 
n^I-iiiiun <-v liiith, our own judgment 
Eiai to be u-;ed, before a proper con- 
tluiit'ni can te lad. A careful eoni- 
paiiso:! wiiii tlitir advancfd opinion 
and ijic .Sj.iptufe is needful, if we do 
ant jvjiat 10 bniid our faith on the 
iay tro, 01 ojiiiilon of men, and wor- 
sliiltj,iie Ciud of our (eniporal and 
future t'xis'.encTe, acconling to their 
^io'ai(i, Kvcn wiien we hear preach-- 
hit;, we ^f'nuild not place explicit 
eoufi h'lict? i:i tlu'ir word'^, if wi' arc 
B"t f.ti'.y avq^ainted with the Scrip- 
tures, t'l^n we sliould have rtonurse 
f> it auoi-k\ar Is, and take nothing for 
jraiiicd without knowing the, things 
ve lie.U'.i to be so. Preachers have 
10 n\in-ii knowledge as to wlrat was 
fc»u^lu by the Apostles, and not 
■""ntt?;!, th.ri a:iy other Bible reader, 
itten'.i.ii, c.uvfuluess, and study, Is 
8lv..'svriro higljly necessary, for it is a thin^' to be de'uded in thi^ 
■i)*t wui^liiy and important subject 
•f our Hiin. actions hero are 
«>;n.iot-'.l a-.'jarding to our ideas or 
•pinion of the future state of cxia- 
*>iie;', a;i 1 i i our future state w ' will 
**i'el/ txparifuce wdiethcr our action , 
*il fiii'i iicr_. were for our benefit or 
*>■• il)V ea.-eful therefore ought 

wo to be in selecting of the now va'^ 
rious and numerous orders of woi-ship 
tliat have lound their wav in the so- 

the purpose of God forereatiag men 
and all things to their benclit and 
Ills own glory and honor has its 

called Church militant, the one order ' fulfillment. 

given by Divine antliority, ordained | An insight into these things is ben - 

and sanctioned by the Spirit of God, | cficial to tlic Christiiin as also to tlic 

according to the teachings of the creature, for if we do see what tlie 

Gospel of Christ.. We can not judge I Creator lias tlone for us, we can not 

oiirself, neither will we be judged ac- | withhold the admiration of that He- 

(ording to what this or tliat man ing or PoM'er tliat lias arranged things 

has taught us by preaching or wt-i- j so to co nc to pass, r.nt who can 

ting, however h'luestand sincere their 

intentions, or iiow eloquent their 

speech and fluent their language, and 

great their experience, and cxtecsive 

their learning, none of these will do 

us any gnod, if wc do not live, act 

and obey from our hearts and free 

will, liiatform of doctrine taught by 

word and precept, by Christ the Ke- 

deemer of men, and Son of God Him • 

self, as also by His oJioscn Apostles, 

which were endued with liiat power 

which only can emanate and eome 

from God tlie fountain of all perfec- 
tion. The words that Christ spoke 

are, and will he our judge, and if we 

judge ourselves by these words here, 

we will not come intojudgmcnt here^ 

after. How careful and diligent 

therefore we ought to be, to acquire 

a true and correct knowledge and nn- 

di'rstanding of that Word, for if we 

do not understand and see the true 

object and intention of the spoken 

Word, wc have not tlie capability of 

deciding correctly. Wc should by 

describe thise ways and advents bet^ 
ter than they are described in the 
Holy Scriptures? 

If there was not so much diversity 
of understanding among even those 
who profess to be, one in mind, one 
in heart, and one in action, and pre- 
tend to be travelling the same road 
of faith together, then would it nut 
be worth while to camion, yet in a 
great mra-iMr ihcconti-ary is Ihecasr, 
and while such diversity can not be 
cunchieted to lead to tlio honor and 
glory of God, so also it can not be 
bcnelieial to the creature, who being 
in thig class oi condition is kept at 
leas( in doitbt, if not delusion, wluif, 
(Did whom he adores and worships. 

True and willing obedience and 
veneration, God only accepts from 
His creatures, and tliese we ran only 
Fcarn if we study tlie Scripture for 
tliat end and purpose. Hut too much 

turcs are but imiierfielly nr.der>tfioJ, 
for as long as our undcn-tanding uf 
tho Seriplurcs docs not hannnnize 
with the altiibulcs of God, ihat long 
there nu:s-t be a doubt of cnr concrt- 
uess, and therefore an inability of • 
true idea in regard to t)ie exisUnce «f 
the Peily, and iherefire an iuahiliijr 
ofi'aill.ful olcdiciiec and a jucpcT 
woi^hlp on our part. 

As an inlroduetion, a few fiflheee 
attributes may be named. The first. 
Out of loir, God created the Uui- 
versc for the benefit of men. 

Jle is fjQoif, His goodness leads to 

Ilr is holi/t God can not sin. 
Jfr is iHfrri/uL To all His crea- 

//(• i.ojitsf. He will not make the 
least nllowaneo for trnsgrcssion. 

JTc is miffhty. Jle Irn,- cro;i(cd the 

lie is poverfid, He upholds all 

He is /aVc. As the eiTailnn of tlie 
world .ind all thingf- belonging there- 
to, testify. 

Jle i*s full ij hmwlaUjc. To God 
are known all His ways, and ours. 

lie is 07niu'prcs<nt, and therefore 
sees all things. In short, He is all in 
all, [0 enumerate would fail. 

The attributes of God are without 

as the leading preachers think it 
all means know whether the teaching | proi)er, ancl in many cases it isdoue 
of Christ and His Apostles were i'o: by tlie multitudes^ to please men and 
a temporal or spiritual purpose, and i honor them. This should not be. God 
whether tjiey should he only literal, requires all the praise and honor that 

do we have to see in these days ' number, degree or measure, and per* 
as it were by force to worship God, i feet in themselves, they aie the at- 

or spiritually understood, whether 
His commanding to observe His or- 
diuanccs literal, were or were not to 
have a epi ritual signification, and 
confer temporal satisfaction, or future 
blessingsand happiness. AI.«;o, wheth- 
er His immaculate conception. His 
literal hirth, growing up to full stat- 
ure of manhood. His blameless life, 
His Heavenly teachings. His obedi- 
ence to His Father's will, His suHcr- 
ings, His literal dcatii, burial and 
resurrection, and visible ascension, 
di 1 not typify the full regeneiation of 
the children of men, in all the vari- 
ous changes and stages of progression, 

men can give. All power in heaven 
and on earth is given to Christ, yet 
\ie see is too mueii us^'d by the <:Iergy. 
If we look around us and behold the 
various denominations and their doc- 
trine, we will invariably find that 
the more jmwer is conferred on the 
ministers, the more they take, the 

tributes ofu God, and too infinite for 
fhiilc creature fully to comprehend. 

To pass on to the object before us 
would he perhaps the most proper, 
but as this is the first of a series of 
letters, and ruerely an intri'duciion to 
the intentiou of the snbjicts, that it 
might be understood what the princi- 
ple of the subjtct Is befoic ufi, In or- 
der th it a full undeistauiliug may be 
had when allued to. Tliy trieud 
wculd therefore cay, that he dues uol 
seek anything of any nature which 

further tl:eir doetrluc and faith is might bring him linor or popularity 
from the Serii>tures, lict tiiis c.xam- u„,oiig men, no, he dtts hot uitli Ibr 
pie be a warning if thou hast the 
purity of that iaith at heart, which 
was once delivered to the aaiuts. 

such perisi 

hie rdjecls, but iu all 
sincerity iic has but I he glory, honor, 
and esallaiion anmnj' men on earth 

each child of God has to experience that is a faithful study of the Divine 
before arriving at the happy end, and attributes of it^ authoj'. Without 
the consummation of the time when some knowledge of them, the Scrip- 

Anothcr item of great importance of that Name in view, \\hich is high- 
(0 the full comprehension of the er than the IUa>en, and tlie bcntGt 

that our poor, fallen, and in ^inaiiy 
cases deluded fellow mortals may 
derive. Cheerfully tht-reforc docs he 
use the one little talent hy a hencv- 

Scripture should be considered, and 



olent ParcBl licalowcd, to throw in 
Mh mitfi in the way here pnipoyeJ, 
tn'I if tlie Inlif)r of tlii« invtsti;^ation 
Ah'iiiM (■fl'^l i>n!y a Hitinl! niyofliglit, 
aiirt cnlii^hlen one inrinirin;^ mind, 
oi.'i^liiiiitliiur to a thorough niirl (^itdid 
exii^niuati*):] in tiie work of Creation 
and IJeiletiijftioii, plnnno'I, wronyht i^y 
tlii' love of our Heavenly Kaiher, 
til, it joy, that convolution, be iiistru- 
ni' ntil of doing good and Ijcnefit 
otli<r:% i-* int'clily cmerlaincd, Iiojkm], 
and de^irf'd. 

'f li- n we will l)egin in onr next, 
and Mintinue on from time to lime 
fo Htiiic our vicwH derived from tlie 
Ichtiniony of the teaejiers and wri- 
ter.* of Iho Holy Word of (iorl, n< to 
\\].:it in:in !•*, aii'I lii-t deiitiny will he. 
Bnl a-* the latter work ii* the work of 
Ciiri-1, and ii a work of U. 'demotion, 
il is evident Ihnt a state n( distress, 
ruin, mid luHi is or waB heforelm'id, 
and fiiini this Ktalo and condition, it 
Vn^ and if* Ohrisj'.-t tniHsion into the 
wojid to diMiogage and translate into 
•n.olher. 'I'hereftre it Beems tieee.^- 
Mry that wo should first Kfe the or- I 
igin of that lust and depraved state, ( 
or how man gill Into it, or if always ; 
in. I'ortn airrlain this, we will look 
into thi' Ihiw first ehujiteri) of tfeue- [ 
sis. Ill the first we have the geiier- 
alion o|' Hinveii and earth, or the 
order iu whieli all iiiiilerial tilings 
wi re cri'Hled. In the nocond, the 
uiiide or tluir creation, of man niid 
his lii'l|'. And in the third, (heir nui- 
ieil tiai sjjrei'siin, fiill and de|mrture 
from thai slnte and eiMiditiou where ^ 
Creation h!n| idaeed llieiu. 'I'n which i 
il is the jirarer of your unworthy j 
friend, that necoivling to the will' 
and |iur|ieso ofllie Creator, all may 
return and be riiisi-d again.. C. S. 

— ^- 1*1 m 

llv lluoriim: I!ii,i.i.:i,y. 

III.-, rather a strange question to 
asK the ["ipular nu'iitl : "What is re-! 
ligii'ii?" JSiill wciv wo to (pu-siiim ' 
nil inauUind, tin various aus vers that ' 
uciuld ho Illumed would tlarile, if! 
tint eonfouud, u,. It mailers not' 
will re we are, nor under what ciieiim- ' 

•lane. 1 we are phi I, the sul.jeet of, 

wligion and its alriluites are ever 
ITiseuli'd lo our cars, and always iu ! 
•oiuc new r>.rm, ro tlial il does nol 
fci'eoliie wearisome, but is ever new 
and assumes some innre fiiscinaliiig 
form each time that we hear ilie name. 
The most arisli.rralie circles iif Kifili 
Avenue ore clixnssiug ihc Mibjccl : 
"Weilld it be eoiisislciil willi our re- 
ligion «o attend this hall ?" "Can we, 
with propriilj.uilertain this visitor 
wliH^Hiily pr.K-!aims IiIh deism, am, 
fiauniv deliauec in the face of bis God.' 
If we look detp lieuealh the surface, 
and Iherc is n spaik of tnu womanly 
fceling left, the r.nswer, away .lowii 
ilicre is -no;' l!n t as « e gaic upon 

I the smiling surface we do not realize and all the .same happy band, living or inijgined happiness. When the 

' the deep fc-eling that pervades the in perfect peace, Hilhout one donbt or < giddy, vaiu youth has liy much anni- 

[ soni at the raonieni, (nr it is cloaked fear. Oh reader, would it not be well I g^.. d^jg ^^j expense gained the de- 

' beneath a pcrfidi.ius m.sfc, and the to secure such a religion ? To bind ' ^i,.Jj ^y^^j^ ^^ ^^.^^ \ |,^^,j ;„ ^,^^ 

lips give an assent, and the still small ; it to the heart and imbue it into the ! i c i •. . i ., i 

' '.. .„,.'..„ , . I ,„ ~ , . . ,. I wav, he finds it to be, not true happi- 

voiee iH stilled in its infancy, and is soul? lo make it a part of our lives — , ' , , , ,. -i- - 

, , I 1 I I ' o rr-i ' 1 II C.I ! uess, bui a locithsorae disgust. \ auity 

no more heard. our whole being? lliink well of tiie : ' ° ^ 

I The same grave subject is .-u, eager- harsh treatment that sin gives us. It , "'•''-« '"<■■" 'H' to leap over their own 

; ly discussed in the Five Point-s, the cannot give us peace, we can nol Iherc '*''="'""' • I'^ogl't'n^s makes tliem be- 

jbannls of the lowest, vilest, most find rest, for the siushardencd soul ''cvc they have got over it, and pride 

criine-hardcned creatures upon God's ' gives the fiice the cvin-cssion of its j makes them believe and contend that 

' footstool. IJnt oh ! how differently, own dreadful e.vperieuce, aud the hag- | they have run away from it. If they 

how eirangcly dissonant the discus- gard cxji-cssion lcll< only too plainly ' do these things they arc surely very 

sh.n. Jlinglcd wilh coarse, libelous of the sufTcring within. ! unhappy— nnconsciou.sly unhap|)y — 

jibes, and harsh, unfeeling thoughts j Come then, enibr.acc Ihc present op- 'which makes their condition iiilijile- 

conies the word "religion," a word we [ portunilv to cast forever behind the 
(and, perhajiK, many of them, ) have harassing doubts, the dread uncerlaiu- 
hcen taught lo revere, as representing ,y of „ ||fi. „[ wickedness, and take up 
the holiest tlionglits, the most sacred L,, cxislence of peace, of never-fearing 

hopefiilucss, of religion. 
Clikago, III. 

For tJii Pitgrim. 

At least millions of jtcrsons are this 
hour seeking or wishing for a more 
perfect happhicss Ihan they have ats 
tained toor can attain lo iu this world. 
Many enquire asking each other to 
point out a w.ay whereby they may 
achieve their cud. Some point to, 
and run after wealth, aud when they 
have by much self-denial, tribulation, 
patience and long perseverance, lions 
estly obtained the coveted treasure, 
tlicy find to their sorrow that happi- 
ness consists not merely in the abun- 
dance of worldly possessions. They 
become wearisome. As the child 
passes into manhood or womanhood, 
leaving behind all its childish enjoy- 1 
nieuts, or as it soon becomes wearied | 
and sleepy by the sight and noise of, 
its plaything.s, so man is troubled by 

ly more raiserabie than if they were 
aware of it. "But you have not i.idi- 
eated a way to attain to real lasting 
happine-ss iu this world." 

No; I contend that man that is 
born of woman is of few days aud full 
of trouble." I have sought onlv to 
show that there is no real lasting hap- 
piness in the )ierishable aud sinful 
pleasures of earth, and that they tend 
to destroy our peace in this life and 
in ihe world which is to coinc. But 
there is a way which leaiU from earth 
to heaven, where perfect joy aud hap- 
piness abound. Jesus is that way. 'To- 
walk in it, aud to eoutinne therein is 
tf.e happiest trlum])h of life. 

J. B. Gakver. 
tShir!ri/?biirij, Pa. 

wishes of the inner man, that man 

who only gives glances of his true self 

to Ihe outer world, the cold, hard, un- 
feeling world which cannot realize 

Ihe depth of feeling such as these. 

With a shudder of agonizing horror 

we turn front the spectacle, and clasp- 
ing our hands to our ears to shut out 

the horrible sounds that cannot bu! 

grate harshly upon the refined ear, it 

matters not how indiflerently the mind 

may be trained. 

And what is the's appli~ 

cation of Ihc term? We know that 

il must have a strong influence upon 

the mind of iiieu, or .'t would not be 

so universally discussed. It must 

stir ihe depths of men's natures, it 

uiatleis not how vile they may be, or 

would we hear Ihe word jirouounced 

iu the hrolhels and robber-dens of the 

laud ? Then what is it ? Is it the 

profession of on sect or another? Is 

il the fceling that induces some to 

woislii|i on their i;nces and others 

upon their feet? Is it the cause that 

comjiels some lo jn'aisc iu sacred songs 

aud hallelujahs, while others with 

upturned laces aud silent tongues 

I'our out lllcir souls to their God ? 

No, it is the innate, inborn feeling retires lo his long home declaring J '''"""'''^ *° "''"y ''^'^P vessels to re- 

I hat compels, more strongly than [ that it is not found in an abMiKlance ""''"' '"■'^»">'* "f '^•""''ort. The heart 

!"!!'.".'...?'..",';'"'"""''.', ""'„"<"'-'''l' "f; of worldly possessions. And so il is , "'»' '"" ■»""/ is furnislied with ves- 

whenever Ihe heart is wdiolly fi.\cd '"'^ """' * f^w." Faith's warrant is, 
upon anyt! iug that is earthly. Ava- ''B"''™" not u few." 
rice, or a desire to be styled wealthy, *'~' 

generates fraud aud various other 
mischiefs aud snares, 

"Borrow xot a fkw," saith the 
Lord to every believer. Go, thou sor- 
rowing one ; borrow empty vessels ia 
wh'ch to receive abundant consolations 
from Christ. Wh^it magnificent grace 
shines in the world empty. God will 
not pour into vessels filled with creat- 
ure supplies. Thus it is mauil'est that 
the oil comes direct from God. The 
word 'empty'' shuts out the creature. 

the vanity of riches, if he has hoped I ^'"' ™* ""o'l f"*' have room for 
to find true happiness iu them, jj^ ! <^'<"^ *" ™""" >■'■ The heart's deep fur- 


a Sniierior Being ; that forces upon 
us the kiiowleugo ol a power which 
we must acknowledge and obey, aud 
disubclieuce to which will lie subject 
to puuisliment, more or less severe, 
according to the spirit in which the 
transgression is cflccted. 

What a ealm, holy peace is spread 


over the soul when true religion, a i ^''''''•' "'■'" "^'"■'''"■'"•'''"'"fi "ubounded 

Pride makes I What a beanliliil wur.l, what hap- 
us self-willed, boastful, unwilling to I Py ''"'"'.jhls like flowers .spring un> 
be taught by, or to li.stcn to others.] ''"'''''n inlocxislcnce along life's path- 

selfishness, a self-esteem that does not 
alw.iys need ornaments to autheuti- 

rellgiou that shows itself iu every act, 
that displays itself in everv word, 
governs us and rules our lives. H .w 
bright and joyous all things seem 
when viewed Ihrongh the eyes of a 
christian's bright cvpcricncc. It were 
HiU'th almost a workl of peltv griev- 
ances and vexations to experience 
even for a moment the great joy of 
perfect ]icace. calm eonlcnt, forgive- 
ness of all injuries, no matter how 
deep, and an awc-|«Tvading 

lion thai such is heaven, hightened fruits of vanity aro continued and va- 
by the pre-euce of myriads of others, ' 

way, as Ihe music of that word fa'ls 

from our lips. Poelry has wreathed 

it with the most fragrant garlands . 

..... . , iieauly and wealth have incssed it to 

cate its existence, or to prcser.e t. A I tin.:,- i;,„ ,„;,i -i ,i i . i 

. , , ' I '"en lipi Willi ail the silent eloquence 

man may certainly be too proud to be of love. Care aud disappointments, 
vain ; .and in this condition he will it is true, have somciimes fled from it 
very likily mistake vanity for pride. ' to seek a refuge in that deceptive «eb 
The sin ol vanity is distinctively a i of enchantment. The arch seducer 
desire to have the esteem of oihers I '>"'' "l>l'"ser of all that is pure and 
It is an abstract accompaniment of a ' ''"Ii' '" '"unkind, 
degree of pride. Let me be parii.-u- ' ^"''''"« '''^'"■■'^■<='- ''"^ made Ihe 

lar, and let me be niidersiood. Th 


rious aticnipts to attai.i lo couteiled 

customs of our .social lie, and the ge- 
nial habiisof the domcslio circle his 
servanis; he addresses young men in 
the most seductive manner, and at 


limes he gathere to his side all the 
force of '.vit, beauty, ago, learning 

aud high position. It it is ihen he 
argues witli all tiie demon-like soph- 
istry of a fallen spirit, his appeals arc 
made at festival and political exrite- 
rcent, and in the gilded saloons of the 
wealthy, and in the lowest haunts of 
int';uny and vice. Oh, young raai, 
for the sake of the motiier who loves 
you and has nurtured you, and the 
father who has watched over you, and 
for the hopes you cherish of earth and 
Heaven trust not yourself within tlic 
power of this tempter. 

Society drugged into an appalling 
torpor, behohls witli indiflcrence the 
mightiest and noblest of its sons fall- 
ing before his insidaous arts. The 
hi-iiory of this arch tempter no man 
can read without unutlerablo loathing 
and horror. That which is written 
forms the darkest and paddest chap- 
ter in the records of a fallen iiuniani- 
ty, while that which is unwritten, 
which is stamped on the memnry of 
the unhappy victims, will eventually 
startle the assembled millions of an- 
other world and darken the vaults of 
Heaven with horror. 

The pathway of this deceiver has 
ever been strewn with blasted, hag- 
gard, (ilthy, riotous multitude, vociil 
with obscenity and blasphemy ; the 
the ravings of despair and tiie 5oiigs 
of the delirious; bedewed with the 
tears of heart-broken wives and pa^ 
rents and haUVstarved chihlron. \Vlio 
can picture t lie grief of a deppairing 
father, tlie ttarful anguish ofa moth- 
er, or the heart-breaking agony ofa 
wife, as she gazes upon a man sufl'ers 
ing under the t:.rmfnts ftfJrHrum 
tremens'^ his I'casou dethroned, bis 
memory gt)ne, his imagination peo- 
pled with demons, his nerves quiver- 
ing and crawling while the poor suf- 
ferer pleads for the intoxicating bowl 
with all the anguish of terroraud dc- 

Aleoliol is a poison. You need 
but to open any medical book that 
treats of poisons, and you will find 
this classed among a list too numer- 
ous to mention. The testimony of 
bcicuee is clear and unequivocal. It 
uufolds to us the fact that alcohol is 
created by lermeutalion, or putrefac- 
tion, and uot by distilation. And 
when taken in a concL-utrated form 
and ill large quantities it often de- 
stroys life instantaneously, lieceived 
into the stomach in smaller quantities 
aud in a more dilutud state it acts di- 
rectly upon the stomach as an irritant, 
precisely like arsenic aud cantharidfs. 
The fiict that a small quantity of ar- 
eenlc may be takeu daily fur years 
without producing any sensible effect, 
dues nut prove that it is not the na- 
ture of arsenic to poison. A inau 
might burn a part of his body slight- 
ly every day, and the reciprative en- 
ergy of his system might lieal it again, 
and under such a process he might 


live a hundred years, but that would 
not prove that fire when apidied to 
the Iiuman body is not a powerful 
agent to destroy its organization, aud 
finally produce death. 

{'lo be coniinuid.) 
a i^ > ^- 


All Christian gifts and graces come 
from the Holy Spirit. Different 
measures of grace and means of in- 
fluence arc bcstoweil upon difleront 
individuals, but always for a \\ise 
purpose. lu bestowing miraculous 
puwers upon the apostles aud first 
teachers of Christianily, in calling 
them lo their office, assigning tliem 
their fields of labor, fitting them for 
their work, and giving them success, 
the Holy Ghost has shown itself to 
be God, and with the Father, and the 
Son, and entitled to divine honors. 

As God assigns to Christians their 
talents and opportunities, their con- 
dition and measure of influence as 
will best promote his glory and the 
good of his kingdom, there is no more 
rcasor for strife among them, as to 
which shall bcthegi-eatcst than among 
the members of t':e humau body. — 
The perfection and highest usefulness 
of each, consists not in his possess- 
ing the talents, exerting the influ- 
ence, or doing the duties of another, 
but in rightly discharging his own. 
As all have a common interest, and 
are parts of one great whole, all should 
have a common sympathy, and by 
fiilelity to Christ, in the discharge of 
appropriate duties, labor for the gen- 
era,' good. Jacob Pysell. 

Accident, Md. 

♦^»— — ■ . 

Pt-lcctcd by R. C. Kellek. 


"No one ever spoke to rae of my 
salvation." A man who had been led 
to see his sinfulness aud his fearful 
doom, being surprised tluit ho was al- 
lowed to go on quietly, in impatience 
cxcJaimed : "No one ever spoke to 
me of my salvation." There were in 
the plaic many Christains who pro- 
fessed to long fur the couversioii of 
souls. If he had been starving some 
one would have given him bread. If 
he had been sick, some one would 
have sent for a physician. If he had 
been naked, some one would have 
clothetl him. But his soul was wretch- 
ed aud miserable and poor and blind 
and naked, yet no one pitied him. 
Ho was blamed, he was shunned, but 
he was not treated like a fellow-creat- 
ure, whose soul was exposed to eter- 
nal wrath, ought to be treated. Is 
there no one living near you that can 
say, "no one ever spoke to me of my 
salvation ?" You talk about the 
weather aud tlie crops, and births, ac- 
cidents, and deaths, do you ever speak 
to any one of Jesus? Do you ever 
air:'ctiouateIy tell any one to flee from 
the wrath to come ? If not, is it kind ? 
is it faithful? Is it honest to your 

Christian profession ? Does it accord 
with your prayei-s? Can you consist- 
ently pray for a revival of religion? 
Can you have any compassion for 
souls or any love fur Clirist ? Never 
let any one .lie in your neighborhood 
or live there long, aud be able to say, 
"no one ever spoke to me of m\ sal- 
vation." A tear, a sigh, a kind word, 
a pressure oftlic hand of Christian 
sympathy, a verse ctf the Hible,apagc 
of pious reading, with the blessing of 
tlie Holy Spirit, may save asusi from 
death, and hide a multitude of sins. 


We can sing away our cares easier 
than wo can reason them uway. The 
birds are the earliest to sing in the 
morning; the birds arc more without 
care than anything else. Sing in tlie 
evening. Singing is the last thing 
that robins do. When they have done 
their daily work — wlien they have 
flown their last flight, and picked up 
their last morsel of fooil, and cleansed 
their bills on annpkin ofa bough, then 
on a top twig they sing one song of 
praise. I know they sleep sweeter for 
it. They dreiim music ; for sometimes 
in the night they break forth in sin 
ing, and stop suddenly a'ter tlie first 
note, startled by their own voice. Oh ! 
that we might sing evening and morn- 
ing, and let song touch song all the 
way through. 

As I was returning from the coun- 
try, the other evening, between m\ 
and seven o'clock, hearing a basket of 
flowers, I met a man who was appa- 
rently the tender of a mason. He luuked 
brick and* mortar all over. lie had 
worked the eulivo diiy, and had the 
appearance of a man that would not 
he afraid to work. He was walking 
on with a light step, Hud singing to 
himself as he pnsscd down the street, 
though he hsid hecn working all the 
day, and nearly the whole week. Were 
it not that my good tlioughts always 
come too lute, 1 should liave given him 
a large allotment of my flowers. If lie 
had uot been out of sight when the 
iilea occurred to mc I should have 
hailed him and said : 

'* Have you worked all day?" 

" Of course I itavc," he would have 

"Are you singing?" 

"Of course 1 am." 

'■Then take these flowers home and 
give thcni to your wife, and tell her 
what a blessing she has in you," 

Oh 1 that we coukf put songs under 
our burdens. Oh I that we could ex- 
tract the sense of sorrow by song. Then 
these things would not poisyn du much. 
Sing iu the house. Teach your chil- 
dreu to sing. When giiefs arise, sing 
them down. Lift tho voice of praise 
against cares, liaise Gud by siugmg 
that will lift you above trials of every 
sort. They sing in lleuveu ; and 
among God's people upon earth ; song 
is the uppiupriuLe language of Chns- 
tiim fceliug. [ 


A man who h: d the reputation a 
being "mighty in the Scriptures," vrafl 
once called upon for a contribution tA 
a certain worthy object. lie wag "k 
man of consideiable means, but juil 
then happened to- be out of busineau 
His reply was, " This is a noble caui(e. 
I w'iAi I could give you st'mcthing for 
it, but I c;innot. I am not making 
any money, andean hardly manage to 
live on the interest of ^hatlhave sal- 
ted down." 

" Urother," said the solicitor, " we 
have often asked your opinion as to the 
meaning of some pisssiige of Scripture^ 
and never failed to get an Jntellig n\ 
answer. What does the Savior lueai^ 
when lie says, "'Sell that yc h'aire, 
aud give alma." 

The gccd brother was silent. The 
pass;tgc^ccmcd "hard to be understood^ 
It would have cost him a bundled dol- 
lars to have it eatisfaclorilj^ 
aud the applici:nt wus obliged to leairo 
without either exposition or uioiioy. 

This text dcseivcs careful study. It 
certainly means .-omething, aud those 
who uro continually investing, and 
buying, adding farm to farm, and 
huu^e to house, and hiying up treas- 
ures on cartli, and all ilie while con- 
triving to keep tliouiscIvC3 poor, an J 
pinched, and iicnarlous; and pleading 
their indebtcdncas as an excu-o for 
their covetousncss ; ^\ould do well lo 
examine this Scripture most c^irefull^ 
as it is one of tboso words which 
Christ has spoken and which, whether 
received or rejected, shall judge us ''in 
the lustdiiy — 7/'c Chriit'aii. 


Stinu' persons fall discouraged On 
the liighway of life, beeanse tliey eau- 
uot be this or that great or eminent 
person. Why not be willing to be 
themselves ? No person who ever 
liveil, or ever will live, is without in- 
fluence. Why not make the most of 
that ? Since you cannot gra.-ip that 
wiiieh you wisfi, why let what you 
have slip through your fingers? No 
person in the world is exactly like 
you. You have your own faults, bul 
you have also your own excelleneiee 
imilvidual toyourH-If. Givethemair, 
]Jecause\ou are not a p'^'-'t, --hould 
yuu not be a good merchant? De- 
cause you cannot go to eidlege, should 
you therefore foiC-'Wcnrlljc alphabet? 
Ijeeause you cannot build a palace, 
should you not njoice iu your OTI'q 
humhle rooli aud that because it ja 
your own ? Will not the .^un also 
sliine into ycur wiuduw If yen do not 
obsiiiiJitely per.-Ist iu shutting it m\Ct 
If you eaunot iiavc a whole liothouse 
full of floMcrs, may you not have one 
sweet rose? 

Truth is immortal; the sword can- 
not pierce it, fire cannot consume it 
prisons cannot incarcerate it, fUfiiine 
cannot stiirvc it. 



Fur the Pilffrim. 

God's Spirit StrivJTig Witb Man. 

"WIml is man ilmt tliou nrt mindful of 
bim. nnd llm Son of man that tliuti vi»ttC9t 
Lirn." rfwliii H : 4. 

Wlien David considered tlic heavens, 
the works of the fingers of God, tlie 
noon and tlio stni-s wliich ! c hiul made 
snd ordiiint-d. lie wai led to say, wlmt 
is man ? If wc contrast man with God 
wc iiic conalraiiicd to cxcliiiin, ** L od, 
vliat \s mail tiifit thou art mindful of 
Iihn !' For aUhou;;h God niadt' mnn in 
liis own imngc and likcnus.-*, nnd pro- 
nounced him in common with all thut 
He h id made good, yea very good, yet 
has the cfil.'Ct of hid di.-4oh.'ying the word 
of God, dc'troyed all G^hI's likeness 
and iiii:i;;c In him, and lie is of himsi-'ll' 
inc;ipible of doing any tiling hut evil. 
Having in him the elemcnli of self dc- 
Btruction, and if left alone will Ws'rk 
out hi» own destruction bjth soul and 
body, and that God in I lis gre:itnc33, 
surrounded with the holy intelligences 
in Ilciiven, should condescend to be 
mindful of such a creature, who made 
himself such Its he is by lii-^ own act, is 
a niivrvcl \Yondcrinl to contemplate. 

Gull H mindful of man not only in 
rcnu'nilH'viiig tluiL he is in oxislenec 
Bomewhere in tlic vast domain of his 
creation, hut he visits him to do liim 
good, not only liy giving him the liglit 
of the sun, moon and stars hut also by 
giving him fruitful seasons, that he may 
have fiiod lur his support, and raiment 
for Hheitor and proleoiion, &.C. He 
Ti.-^ited man by His own dcjir Son, whom 
he made a litllo l.,wer than tlic angels 
by reason ef suflcring, that Ho might 
bring liini back to God, from whence 
he Iijia, and is by sin departed. And 
now by His Holy Spirit dot's ho visit 
man, that lie may convince iiim of sin, 
of rightoousncss and of a judgment to 
conic, to lead him to truth and holiness, 
that ho may by repentance, faith mid 
oWdiciieo, ho may bo converted and 
Lorn again by tlio word of God, whicli 
Hv.'lh and abiduth forever, that he may 
hiivi! eternal lifo. Oh the condescend- 
ing !t)\c and goodness of God, in thus 
Li'ing mindful uf man, and so to visit 
him. ;; 

Wlint 's man when not influenced 
by the visits of ihc Holy Spirit of God, 
working in him to do good? Of him- 
self he is incapable of doing nny good. 
If lliere bo any trace of good in man, it 
a the Spirit of God working in him. 
and it' that trace be found in the untu- 
tored he.ithen, it is the Spirit of God 
working in him, and when the working 
of tbatlSpirit is obeyed in the light of 
rrvelation, it will work until it brings 
the soul back to God, sanctified and 
ch^xiLSOil, purified through the blood of 
Clirist, whioli in ]\U visit lo man was 

shed for the remission of sins, and now 
purifies the soul from all sin. 

God is mindful of man, and visits 
Lim by the strivings of His Spirit to 
effect his salvation, and deliverance from 
sin. God declares He will not always 
do it. '' My Spirit shall not always 
strive with man,'' says God, then hear- 
ken to-day, while you Lear Lis voice, 
harden not your heart. "When tLe 
strivings of the Spiiit ceases, when he 
visiUi man no more, then is he forsaken 
of God. And Oh the impending doom, 
who will or can indurc it? In illus- 
tration I will lierc give a case from the 
City News column in the Baltimore 
Americfin of .January 24th 1872. 


There appeared at the Southern Police 
Station, yesterday afternoon, a wretched 
specimen of what was fomicrly a man, 
but now a wreck of humanity, and re- 
quested lodgings until this morning. 
When asked if he iiad no home, he re- 
plied, what ! do I want a home? The 
street is my home. What's the use of 
being respectable? You'll only be 
cheated by your friends, they'll rob 
you, but if you are a poor man and have 
no home or friends, it matters but little 
how you live." 

"liut, said Capt. Delanty, if you 
had a family, would it not be a pleas- 
ure for you to go to your homo when 
the work of the day is over, and spend 
the night with your wife and children? 
Home — wife and children. I had them 
yll, savagely answered the wretched 
man. My wife proved false to me and 
my two sons were drowned. I resorted 
to drink, and here I am to-day without 
a care for the future, and I would not 
have come here to-day for slielter, only 
I fear that it will rain or snow to-night, 
and my clothing is too thin for mo to 
lie out of doors.'' 

" It was suggested by Capt. Delanty 
that something might be done to better 
the condition of the man, but the sub- 
ject of the remark turned about nnd 
sullenly refused any aid whatever, re- 
marking that he WHS happy iu his rags 
and misery, and had no desire of bet- 
tering liis situation. Cjipt. Delanty 
then informed him that he would be 
confined in the Station IIouso until 
this morning, when he would be com- 
mitted to the Alms House as a vagrant. 
The outcast replied, I don't care where 
you send me. With this he suft'ered 
himself to be locked up for the night." 
Dear reader, here is tlic picture of 
one with whom the Spirit ceased to 
strive. Look at it nnd draw your own 
conclusions. He has had perhaps as 
fair and bright prospects before him in 
earlier life, as you now have. He says 
he liad a home, a wife and two sons. 

Do you not suppose when he led that 
woman to the hymenial altar, to make 
her his wife, he was as Lappy as your- 
self, when you did the same thing. 
Alas what is he now? Look at him 
and learn to be truly wise. Yon live 
in the same world of temptation, and 
are of the same human nature. He re- 
fused 10 be led by the Spirit of God 
when trials and temptations came. His 
temptation was his wifki's unfaithful- 
ness to him, and the drowning of his 
two sons. He says, *' I resorted to 
drink, and here I am to-day without a 
care for the future." This a true spe- 
cimen of a man forsaken of the Spirit 

of God. 

You may flatter yourself with the 
thought that this is an extreme case 
botli in the trials and final result, and 
that similar cases rarely occur, &c. 
Be not deceived, dear friends; llicro is 
nothing in this man's trials and tGnij)- 
tations that could have harmed him if 
he had suffered himself to be led by 
the Spirit of God, which, no doubt, 
visited him again and again, and did 
not forsake him until he hardened 
his heart, and shut Him out, and 
drove Ilim away by strong drink. 
When David's child died he could by 
the Spirit of God say ; he is gone end 
will not return to me; but I must go 
to htm. And so might this man have 
been made to realize. And in refer- 
ence to the alleged unfaithfulness nf 
his wife; that may have been, and it 
may not have been, true. When the 
devil gels the control of man, iie is a 
liar and the father of all lies; and if 
he can prevail on the husband lo be- 
lieve she is unfaithful, though she be 
as innocent as an angel, the result 
.vill be the same as though she were 
guilty. But suppose it was even as 
the man said, was that a reason why 
he should thus destroy himself. The 
Spirit of God would have taught him 
that God is true, if all men be liars; 
aud that he may be saved if others 
arc lost. Sin is congenial to the de- 
praved human nature, and its way is 
downward, and once it has an inlet 
no one can tell where it leads to, and 
if the Spirit takes his .sad flight then, 
O, wretched man that lie is, who, oh 
who, can deliver him from the body 
of such a death. He is helpless, past 
feeling. The man in cjuestion had no 
desire even lo have his phvsical con- 
dition bettered, while lussoul is dead 
within him and will only reali;;e its 
condition when death and hell must 
deliver up tlie dead that are within 

Man need not go as far in degrada- 
tion and sin to lose his soul's salva- 
tion as this man has gene. God not 
only visited man in delivering unto 

him a great .-ialvation through Ciiriel 
Jesus bv tlie gospel, but lie vi.-its hiiK 
by tlic Spirit to convince him of the 
necessity of obeying the scriptures in 
order to obtain salvation. Faith io 
the Gospel alone will not save the 
soul. "lie that believes and is bap- 
tized sliall be saved"' is the promis2 
of the Son of God ; and outside of this 
He gave no promise. Koiv witness 
the thousands upon thousands who 
say they believc,and live amoral and 
respectable lives, and wlicn they die 
their personal friends ex|)cct the 
preacher to comfort them in the be- 
lief that the deceased cnjnys all the 
blessings of Christianity; yet they 
never were baptized on their owu 
pcrsonaliaitliasthe scriptures require, 
and some seem to manifest no more 
concern about it tlian this wretched 
man did in reference to his physical 
and moral condition. Some are cau<- 
did enough to acknowledge that ia 
years past they felt more or less oit 
the subject, and had some trouble 
about it, &o., but they had learned to 
know it was only an outward sign 
or ceremony, and that if they had the 
inward work the outward sign was 
unnceessaiy ; that water can never 
wash away sin, &e., t&c. While the 
whole truth of the matter is, they by 
their disobediet^ce to the truth, and 
readiness of mind to receive the false 
(b'ctrine of the serpent, have barred 
out ti.e Spirit of God and truth, and 
He visits them no more; and are not 
only as dead to the truth as this man 
is to all sense of honor and morality, 
but are given over to a reprobate 
(abandoned) mind lo believe a lie. 

This being the true, natural condi- 
tion of man, the effect of the fall of 
Adam, whose nature is entailed upon 
all his posterity ; yet wretched and 
deplorable as his condition is, the 
Lord is mindful of him and visi'ts 
him to do him good. Many thanks 
to His holy name for His unspeaka- 
ble io/e and mercy ; and oh that we 
may liccd His visits, and the day we 
hear His voice harden not our Iiearts, 
but hear and obey His voice and do 
His will. Doit now. 

D. P. 

m i < M 1 

Infidelity. — He that saith he be 
lieveth that Jesus Christ is the Son ot 
God and toacheth that obedience to the 
commands of said Son is not essential 
to our salvation is an infidel of the 
most dangerous stamp ! An out and 
out infidel makes baro his bosom that 
he that runs may read who and wliat 
he is. But to mask the bosom in which 
burns the fires of infidelity, with a 
cloak of professed faith in Christ is 
truly satan "transformed into an angel 
of light"!— J. S. Flory. 



Touth's Depart m ent. 

For (he Pilgrim. 

•• Will you eomc with me, my pretty one?' 

I Hslictt :i liltli; chikl— 
Will you go widi nic and gntlier flowors .' 

SUc looUcil on inu nnd smiled, 
Tlitn, ill ft tow, swcC, gentle voice, 

Siie siiid, I cannot come ; 
I most not leiwe Ibis narrow path, 

l-'or I am going homo. 

But will you not ? I asked again ; 

Tiie Sim is shining bright, 
And you might twine a lily wreath 

To'cairy home at night, 
And I could show yon pleasant things 

Ii you would only come. 
Btit still she; answered as heforc, 

ls't> ; I am going home. 

But look, my child, the fields arc green, 

And near 'ncalli the Icaly trees 
Children are plnyhig raRrrfly, 

Or resting at tlieir ease. 
Does it not hurt your tender feet 

This Htony path to tread ? 
Sometimes ; but I am going home ! 

Once more she sweetly said. 

51 y father bade mo keep this path, 

Nor ever turn aside ; 
Tlic road which leads .•'way from him 

la ver^ smooth and wide , 
The tields are fresh and cool and green ; 

Pleasant the shady trees ; 
But tbtrse around my own dear home 

Arc lovelier lav than these. 
I must not loiter on the road, 

For I have far to go ; 
jiliid I should like to reach the door 

Before the Sun is low. 
I must not stay ; but will you not — 

Oh will not you come too 'i 
Sly Imme is vey beautiful, 

AwiX there is room fur you. 

I took her lillle hand in mine ; 

Together we went on ; 
Bri-litir itnd l)rlj:lilrr o'er our path 

1 he blessed snulicams shone. 
Ai length we saw the distant towers ; 

But ere we reached the gate, 
Till- child nutsirippcd my lingriug feel, 

Too ovPi^nyed to wait 
Awly as slie turned her radicnt face 

Once more to hid me come, 
I henrd a eboius nf glad songs, 

A burst of welcome Home. 

Jly dear young readers of the Pil- 
grim, I have selected the above 
beautiful lines for you, beea.ise tliey 
breathe buch les.sons of warning and 
encouragement, and harmonize so 
charmingly with Bible truths. The 
first voice seems to represent the voice 
of worldly influence, such as come 
from the vain, proud, and pleasure 
seekers. Do they not often say to 
you, " Come with us and gather flow- 
ers." Tcli you "the sun is shining 
brightly," that is, enjoy your young 
lives ia the sunshine or glare ofsin- 
fiil fashion and folly. Yes, "twine a 
lily-wreath to carry home at night," 
and they say we can "show you pleas- 
ant things if you would only come." 
And hear also tlie voice, "Look my 
child, the fields are green, children 
are playing merrily or resting at ease 
beneath the leafy trees." That is, 
they would have you walk in the bow- 
ers or places of sin because other 
children are there. But just listen to 
the other voice, which says to all 
these entreaties, "lam going home, 
therefore cannot leave the nairow 
path." Her "Father bade her keep 
this path uor ever turn aside." Why 
not? Because the road tliat leads 
away from Him is witvy smooth and 
Wide." That is the broad road tliat 
leads to death, It seems to the vain 

and proud einooth and pleasant, but 
the road to our heavenly homo th-y 
thinic rough and rugged. It may be 
so, but be a&?urcd it leads to a lovely 
home where flowers never fade. 

It may, sometimes, Imrt the pil- 
grim's feet to tread I he stony path, 
I but then wc are going home. I hope 
iyou all, dear young readers, will 
heed the voice. "Oh, will not you 
come too? My hyoin is very beauti- 
ful, and thero is room for you." Yes 
tlicre arc "many mansions," room for 
all, all that are willing to tread the 
narrow way, Uon't, oh for Jesus 
sake don't go out on the broad way 
that lends to ruin. Think of the 
'distant towers" of that heavenly 
home. Thiid; of those voices — -"glad 
songs," outbursts of "welcome home." 
I hope there are many of my young 
readers that cau 8?y to t':e "charmer" 
no ! no ! I canitot leave the way that 
learls to my liome. Fashion bids me 

satisfied with it too. Wc should pray cd him from a wicked man into ooe 
only for wiat we need. The rest of ' of the b-Rt men that ever lived. Wq 
the prayer teaches us to pray for would have supposed that God would 
what will make us good and prepare I have heard his prayer and taken 
us tti live in iieaven, when our time j away his pain. But for some reason 
comes to leave this world. It teach- | luiown only to God, it was best that 
es us to pray Gnd lo forgive us our ; he j^liould sutTt-r, and Paul ceased 
debls.^ Do we owe Gcd ? Yes boys ! praying to have it taken awny. God's 
and girls we do. We arc indebted to I grace was sufficient for him, and he 
him all the time, and can never pay was upheld :ml supported in his trials 

all, but he has promised to forgive us 
all if we will only forgive our debt- 
ors. But the word debtor as used in 
this prayer, does not imply tlie idea 
that we generally have of a debtor. 
It properly means offenses or sins. 
If God would not forgive you your 
sins, you coultl never become fit sub- 
jects to enter heaven, and we hope 
none of our readers will ever let a 
day pass by without asking God to 
for';Ive theirsins. But you must re- 

come to her arm^, but I must not go, ■ member that if you ask God to fur< 
pleasure smiles and invites me to her 
bowers, but nay, ufly, I mus^ not 
leave, the "kings highway" because 
I am going home. My Father bids 
me come, Jesus invites me to his cm- 
brace, angels beckon moon to heaven 
my home. Oh how pleasant to say, 
in youth, I am "going home," to give 
evidence in after life that yon are 
"going home," and then to close 
your eyes in death with the last dy- 
ing words, "going home," home to 
heaven, to God and Jesus Christ — 
blessed Savior ! 

J. S. Floi-y. 



Wc will talk a little wh'le to the 
young readers of the Filghim, and 
in doing so, we wish our conversation 
to be profitable, entertaining and in*, 
siructive. A.« a subject wc can think 
of no one just now better than that 
of prayer, or asking God fur what 
we need, and the confidence we should 
have in Him. 

The disciples ou:c asked Jesus to 
teach them how to pray, and he did. 
His instructions you will find in the 
sixth chapier of Mathew. You, no 
doubt are all well acquainted with it, 
and yon, perhaps, call it "Our Fath- 
er," as that is the name often applied 
by children, but by older persons it 
is called the "Lord's Prayer." 

Now children what does this prayer 
ask for? Does it say give us all we 
ask for. Does it say give me every- 
thing I wish ? Oh no ! It only asks 
for what we need. "Give us this day 
our daily bread." M'e need daily 
bread, and that is all it asks for, anys 
thing more is not strictly necessary 
to keep us alive. Jesus lived by bread 
aloue^ and if he did^ we should be 

give, you must be willing to forgive 
yourselves. "Forgive us oui* sins or 
olfcnses, as wc are willing to forgive 
those who sin or oft'end us." Nr)w 
boys and girls if y iir playmate-s of- 
fend you, and you are not willing to 
forgive them, you should not repeat 
this prayer, fur you would be asking 
God to do what you aio not willing 
to do yourself. And if you are not 
I tit to ask God to pardon yoar sins, 
j you are not good, and consequently 
I not fit to die. We hope the young 
! readers of the Pilcuim will tliink of 
tiiese things. If yon do wrong, 
which you do every day, we hope 
you will be 'willing to ask God to 
forgive, and if others have offended 
you, you will not let a day j>ass with- 
out a reconciliation in your own mind 
at least. There is nothing so lovely 
as a forgiving spirit, and the boy or 
girl in posfie,s.iiun of it is fUted to en- 
joy life, and what Is far better, Heav-. 

and afflictions. From this boys and 
girls may learn a useful lesson. If 
you arc sick, lame, or blind, yon 
should, like that good man, bear your 
trouble. You may ask God to re- 
leave you of your sufferings, but if 
your prayer is not answered you 
should not lack confidence in God. — 
There is .some good reason for it, or 
he would not have permitted it. So 
instead of praying "take away ray 
sufferings," you sliould jiray him to 
help you bear it, and "Thy will be 

In the beginning of our conversa- 
tion wc noticed that we should ask 
for what we need. We may aot al- 
ways know what we need or what is 
best for us. 

"Thy will be done" Is another 
sentence in this prayer. What docs 
it mean? Why, that wliatever God 
thinks best for us with that we should 
be satisfied. This is the way I'aul 
prayed. He was in peril, in pain and 
in distress. He prayed tiiat his suf- 
ferings might be abated, but when 
he found that it was the will of God 
that he should suffer, he was resign- 
ed to his lot. Here we see that the 
Lord did not grant the )H'ayers of 
Paul who was a good man. This 
was not because the Lord did not 
love Paul, for he did, and hadchang- 

But, perhaps some boys and girls 
will say I don't like that, I want to 
have my own way, and be happy all 
the time. Of course that is what we 
all want, but it is not best for us to 
have all we want. We have known 
boys and girls to want things that 
would destroy their health, or in- 
dulge in thingij that would ruin their 
cliaracter, and they would complain 
very much to their parents because 
tlify vroiM not grant (h^-ir de.sfres. 
Just 80 it is with God, we are all his 
children, and are apt to want and ask 
fnr things that He knows that we 
should not have. Therefore we should 
not expect him to give us everything 
we tisk far. When wc pray we should 
feel to utter truthfully "Thy will be 
done," and if he sees proper to not 
grant our requests we should cot 
lose confideuce in Hira, for He will 
give us all that is for our good. 

Our dear Savior prayed when he 
was in agony, shortly before he was 
nailed to the cross, "Father if it be 
possible let this cup pass from me." 
He knew all that he was to suffer, 
and it was his will to be released. — 
But what does he say ? "Xevcrthe- 
Icss, not my will but thine be done." 
It was God's will that he shoirld suf^ 
fer and he endured willingly. But af- 
terwards we find angels came and 
ministered unto him, and gave him 
strength to endure his sufFcring. 

Now, dear children, we hope you 
will learn from theee things to put 
your trust in God, and be resigned to 
his will. We sliould have much 
more to say, but we may be too 
lengthy and weary you. We may 
talk with you soon again. 

J. B. B. 




Dear I'ilgrim : As this is tlic first 
f-abballi of llic Now Year, wc are 
|)roniiik(l to relate fioinelliiiig of how 
wesiJent it. Part of the gol''"' ''""''* 
wc were employed in [lorufing the 
eonleiils of the' first PlJ-CKiM ami 
Ompiiiif'ti rcceivcil in the New Year. 
M'lial friendly admonitions from dear 
ijrclliren and sihlers, and also what 
Biinl-revivii g wards of truth arc found 
upon (heir well-filled pages. 

At the appointed hour attended 
divine HTviec at the school-house at 
i;idorado, about two and a Ifiilf miles 
distant. l''onnd a nnnd)cr of God's 
pioplc that had issendded to receive 
the droppings of divine truth, and 
many more assendiled shortly. We 
were toucliingly adilresscd by our 
Ijeloved brother, .James A. Hell, frojn 
the porl'o 1 of .Seii]iture, " The ].,ord 
hath need of him;" Marlv H : 3, lat- 
ter clause. I'ropounded to us how 
necessary it was llir ns to be instrn- 
menlal in llic service of our blessed 
Master, daily, yea hourly and contin- 
ually laboring in His moral vine- 
yard, I'ur lie "Inilh ureal need of us." 
[f we cannot be as eloquent as our 
auiient l)rolher Paul, wlio from the 
pinnacles oflofty mountains proclaim- 
ed the glorious news of salvation tou 
lust and ruined wcu'ld, we can, iu the 
vaUies below, be instrumental in Ijear- 
iiig the precious words ol Jesus to 
(huso pour mortals, seemingly degra- 
ded, by spcahing a few words ofchccr 
to their benighted souls. Invite them 
to accompany us to the I,nrd's house 
and rceeivo with fs (he droppings of 
(he sanctuary. Kspecially wc, who 
arc in the prime of life, let ns be "in- 
Blant in season, fervent in spirit, serv- 
ing the Lord." He diligent in ad- 
vancing the furllun'.uec of the Gos- 
pel of Christ. )!ut 1 am digressing. 
After services our jiastor, with us, 
called to sec our aged grandmother, 
who is almost eighty-four years of 
age. Is at times in reasonable health. 
Those of us who should be spared to 
sneh an advaaeed age, let ns not bu- 
rv our talents iu the earth, but iet us 
iinprove them to the best of our abil- 
ity. Worli while it is day, lliat wc 
be not overlalien by ihe night of 
death ere onr labor be coinjilcted, for 
(he night of death is approaching 
when no nnui can work. 

''Let us Uien be up ftud doing 
Willi a licurt for uay fiile, 

should all meet again, on the other 
side of the narrow stream of death, and 
we all foil that wc would like to meet 
on tlic heavenly shore. Then we had 
a season of solemn prayer before a 
throne of grace. What tears there fell, 
I feel were bottled iu Heaven, and they 
were not a few. 

I think social seasons like these in 
the families of our hreihien would al- 
ways be interesting and hcnificial to 
both saint and sinner. "Neglect not 
then the as.senihling of yourselves to- 
gether as tlic manner of some is." 
J. P. Heiric. 

Onldond. ro. 


Ciatiio GoRii.v, I LI. 
Feb. Cth 

Dear nigrim: \Xii held n scries 
of meetings in cjnrarm of the eluircli, 
Ccrro Gorda District, with good suc- 
(rcss,.aiid inueh interest was awakened 
in the good cause. Twcnty-'two were 
added to tlieehurch by baptism. Eld. 
Hubert Miller, of Ladoga, assisted by 
Eld. .John Melzgar, of Clinton Co., 
Ind., were our chief .speakers. Truly 
wo enjoyed a feast of good things dur- 
ing these meetings. 


" And except those days should be 
shortened, lliere shouhl no flesh be 
saved : but for the elects sake those 
days shall be sliortencd." — Matt. 24: 

" Wherefore if ye be dead with 
Ciirist from the ludiments of the world 
why .'IS though living in the world, are 
ye subject to ordinances." — Col, 3 : 20 
E.xplanalions desired through the PlI,- 


Ill this cunuection, I would ask, 
why is it that ourtpierist departments 
are so much neglecteil ? The cry is go- 
ing forth, more missionaries, more 
missionaries, and when a babe in Christ 
asks for information on some point 
through our periodicals, he has to 
despair for want of light,— and why? 
Ucoause his query is not answered. I 
could readily ovcrhiok all this, if I 
was not aware that we have age, ex- 
perience, and ability iu the Church to 
meet all these wants. Now brethren, 
arise to a sense of your duty, and feed 
the babes on the sincere milk of the 
Word. C. H. W.ALKUR. 

hcrlin, I'll. 

Still ftclilcviug, still l>ursaniK, 
liPnru to liilior and to wail.'' 

E. K .S. 


Dear Bi other : Will you or some 
of the brethren give an exposition, 
through the Pimiri.m, ol the '2iid 3rd 
and 4th verses of the 5tli chapter of 
the tirst Epistle General of John ? 
Au explanalion desired. 

Sar.vii A. Wisi.ER. 

Editor's Department. 

During the time that Bro. Calvert 
was laboring among us in the Red 
Bank branch for the upbuilding of /ion, 
wo spent a Sal»bath afternoon at the 
house of Bro. Uohert and sister Susan 
Furgnson, in company with their pleas- 
ant fiiiuily and a few others invited on 
the occasion. We had some quite good 
ringing which cheered us very much. 
And the reading of ihe Scripture was 
80 instructive, thou wo had a very sol- 
Ciun and interesting exovtation, which 
made our hearts flame and feel that we 



Our object has been, and is yet, to 
avoid controversy as much as possible 
but the other week, wlieii our office 
was iu a turvy condition, on 
the reception of our new jiress. and 
onr whole attention given to it, there 
was an article slipped in touching 
tliat sensitive subject " mode " in 
Fcctwasliing, and as a result, wc 
have a number more coutroveiting 
some of the ideas advanced therein. 
We committed a blunder by inser- 
ting it at this time, and to start up a 
train of controversy about it, would 
still be a greater one, therefore with 
duo respect to our worthy contribu- 
tors, wc decline all, thus avoiding 
partiality. We liojic cur dear breth- 
ren will exercise a little patience with 
us, and also iu regard to the sul jeet 
of Fcctwasliing. Bro. Sayler informs 
us that tl e Committee chosen by last 
A. M. have made a pretty extensive 
search, and have now a report which 
will be read before the Elders of next 
A. M., and probably before the whole 
meeting. It will also be published 
in the Pilgrim if the Committee and 
A. M. think it ]>rudent. Therefore 
wo kindly drop tiie subject until af- 
ter that time, as we think that the 
matter will be disposed of in such a 
mannerae-to ^ive >*Mi«raJ satisfaction, 
and stop the necessity of any further 
controversy, as most our brethren of 
both views can rest assured that they 
will have no measures forced upon 
them, denying them of the exercising 
of that liberty of conscience which 
God has vouchsafed to all. 

Brethren, when we look around ns 
and sec the world lying in darkness, 
and unfold thousands yet spiritually 
unborn, it should cauic us to furget 
these liair-s])litting questions, and de- 
vote our energies and talents to the 
convcision of the world. 


The District Meeting ofSoithern 
Indiana, will be held in the North 
Branch of the \\'ild Cat Church, in 
the iMeetiug-honsc eight miles South 
of Delphi, on the 28tli day of March, 
1S72. Those coming from the East 
will stop at Delphi, and from the 
West at Back Creek. For further 
information, address the undersigncil. 
John Shivelv. 

Pijnnont, Ind. 

Some ot our brethren take excep- 
tions to some of our contributors on 
account of being too pei-sonal, and 
manifesting an nncliaritab'e disposi- 
tion towards other denominations. 
This custom of emulating a long 
string of outbreaking sins, and tlien 
heaping it upon sumo particular sect 
or denominaliim, is an unhealthy 
process of reasoning, and is not des- 
tined to convert the world. Neither 
have we a right tojudge any Church 
by its exceptions, but by theprinci^ 
pies held forth. All Churches have 
members that dishonor their profess- 
ion, therefore such members should 

not be made the basis of Judgment 
Brclhicu and sisters, let us fight un." 
der the glorious banner of love and 
be careful that the slandering toogne 
is not ours. We are accompliti,i„ 
a good work, a glorious uork, and 
we have the happy assurance that our 
God has made the humble Pilgriji 
an instrument iu calling a number of 
souls from darkness to light. g,^ 
be 2>raiscd. 

We art glad that our brethren are 
seeing the propriety of having mar- 
riages published in our pcricdicals. 
There are several of our young friends 
write, us, tTiat they never took any 
notice of our papers until they com» 
raeneed publishing marriage notices. 
In looking for them, they saw other 
th'ngs tha interested them, and were 
thus led from one thing to another 
until they became so interesting tliat 
they told father they could not do 
without them. Thus, sometime.*, 
small things produce great rtsultf. 

One great object should be to got 
our children interested in the proceed- 
ings of the church, and in good re- 
ligious reading. This wc can do, by 
giving them such information m 
will directly interest them. There 
is no jcople whose children h.ivea 
more extensive acquaintance and mii- 
t ual interest for each others welfare, 
as those of theUretlTren. Thereroie 
we need not wonder that they are 
anxious to know with whom they 
cast their lot in life's voyage, and we 
do think that tlicy should be gratifi- 
ed in this respect as well as in oil 
other things that are just and propor. 
We hope our ministering brethren 
will note these things and report llio." 
on whom they pronounce the coaiiii- 
bial blessinir. 



Parents who indulge their child- 
ren in vulgar habits when alone, an'l 
theu chide and complain of thciu l^e- 
ing especially bad, when strangcM 
are present. 

Children who are allowed by I"' 
rents to speak in, when older persons 
are engaged with them in conversa- 

To have thciiiniily Bible hid a«;i. 
beneath a pile of trashy newspaper', 
novels, and fictitious books; so tlin 
it is diificult to get at, if the mini- 
ter happens to call. 

For the father to be unable to pre- 
side at the family altar, or to inveb 
the blessings at table, before niea ■ 
are taken. 

THE WEEKLY 1>I L G 11 1 M. 


Take a bank seat in cliurch, be 
especially attracted to some object 
across tlie bouso. and wbcn services 
are over, fiud fault witb tlic preacliers 
discourse, because it lacked energy. 


I'arent wbo make their children 
the siiljcct of couversat'.on, and praise 
them in tlicir presence, iu the coui- 
jiaoy of strangers. 

Children who arc taught by their 
parents to assume habits, and cus- 
toms, aud to aspire after positions in 
advance of their age. 

A house where contention and strife 
arc the ruling cleiucut.'^, a.-.d where 
ppacc aud bapuiuess are strangers. 

To have the family Bible tilled 
with photographs aud other pictures, 
anil then laid iu front for exhibition, 
wlifii gay fricEids arc expected to 

To be over sanctimonious when 
away from home, while engaged in- 
family service ; using written prayer 
for display. 

G. B. 


W'c fcL'l to oii'cr an a])ology i^>r the 
appearaiK'o of our several last Pil-- 
ORlM.s. This is not to be attributed 
to our new Press, but to our ine.xpe- 
rience iu .netting it up. Never having 
worked witb a power pre*<s, nor saw 
one set up, we )md considerable dif- 
ficulty in setting it up, and did not 
succeed at first, in getting fverylhiiig 
111 its proper place, but we are now 
nappy to aunnunce that bad print is 
about over, and heneefortb our read- 
ers can look for first class work, 

I'rcsfes are generally set up by the 
"launfacfurers, but the distance being 
greiil,aiiil the expenses heavy, we 
concluded to risk it ourselves, and 
*tlcr a scries of experimenting we 
linvc finally succeeded. 

C. H. Walicur. Jacob Musser's 
paper is sent regularly. \Yc agree 
with you, that some of our articles are 
too lengthy, and would kindly ask our 
contributors to study brevity, as short 
articles like short sermons, make good 

Wm. B. Souin. The $2.50 was 
received, and your Pilokim is marked 
paid for 1872. Cannot tell how the 
mistake occurred. 

Queries. There are a number of 
queries delayed for want of time to 
give them the attention demanded, — 
will ap[)ear in our ue.\t. 


PiLGi!i.M is marked paid — all right 
now. Please accept thauks for your 
trouble — Books will be scut as soon 
as we get some more on hanil. 


^'- G. Varner. Your money was 
l^c'^eivcd, do not note anjtliing under 
^0 cents. 

Eld. Samuel Murray. Your notice 
^f series of meetings, came too late for 

'^o'lJ^ ZucK. We lose it. All in 
°"^ pack now. 

'■ ^- S. Not in a hurry about it. 
^''^ Nos. are sent. 

j.^"ROR. In John Wilt's obituary, 
'.«RiM No 2. It should be the 
''"tinsteadof 25th. 

J ,^shoi.Klrca.I"byJosiabBeegh'< 
^' ^■>«tea,l oi- Joseil 


TuE Aldine for February is a 
masterpiece of typographical art. Its 
greatest acliievements are in its illus- 
trations which, for life and beauty, are 
beyond competition. The fionticepiccc 
"Zekle's Courtin' would seem to 
class itself among the ludicrous, but 
old times and scenes ure so vividly por- 
trayed that we are forced to call it in- 
structive and beautiful. "We next have 
"The Song Sparrow," "The Monks 
Oak,'* '^Music in the Alps," "An Old 
Mill in Wyoming Valley," "Manifest 
De-tiny," 'The Truants," and the 
"Adrionduc Scenery," "Morning on 
the Ausible, with some smaller pl-.ites 
of rare beauty. Published by James 
Sutton & Co., New York. 

—TuE Gospel Visitor, for Jan. 
is on our table, and as usual, full of 
interesting aud cai'cfuliy selected mat- 
ter. It is now in its twenty-first year, 
and according to the^ old adage, can 
speak for itself. 

— TuE Children's Paper for Jan- 
uary is before us. It ia a pretty little 
illustrated sheet published monthly by 
H. J. Kurtz of Dayton, Ohio. We 
love its appearance, but think it con- 
tains too much selected matter. There 
is no neoessity for this, as we have 
writers enough to supply a dozen of 
such pupei-s. We hope the friends of 
the juveniles will contribute to its 
columns, and thus make it more orig- 

Please unnouDcc ihiit we intend holding 
our Dimrict Meeting, of the Nortli Kasl Dis- 
trict of Ohio, on Tuesday 7tii of May. iy72, 
ftt the l)ig mectiDg lioiise of the .Moliccau 
chiircii, Wayne Co., Ohio, five miles S"'i'li 
of West Salem, on the Atlantic and Grcal 
Western Jidil lioaiX, aud 12 miles norlli- 
wrsl of WoorttiT, on tlie Pittsburg and Ft, 
\VftyHe /i^nil lioad. We fondly hope that 
every liranch cumposiug this District will 
he ri'iire6<-nted, and especially thoKc lirancli- 
es thai did not represent themselves hereto- 
fore. Those coming Ijy the jltlantic and 
Great liVestern, will please notify hrotlier 
Jacob Garver at Laltasburg, who will see 

that convpyancca will be furnished to con- 
vey all from West Salem to place of meet- 
int,'. Those coming by Pittsburg and Pt, 
Wayne A*ail /^>ad, willplcave notify the un 
dersigucd at New Pitlsbarg, who will see 
that lliey be conveyed to [dace of meeting. 
By order ol the cliurch. 

Giioiuiii WoitST. 


GliASS.— At Accident. Alleghany county, 
Md.. January 80lh. 1S7J. WIMAa.>[ KM- 
EIIY GLAt^S, son of hn.thei- Joseph, and 
sister Polly Glass, agi-d :i years, 2 months 
and U days Funeral exercises by Jure- 
niiali B> eghly and the writer, from Mark 
10 : 11, IT), l(i. The basis of writer's dis- 
course was on the l.'ith verse. 

[Companion please copy.] 


FOKXEV —In Berlin nrancli. Somerset 
countv. Pa, Januaiy 3olU, 1872, brother 
J. S. FOliNEY, aged 28 years, 3 mouths 
and — days- Occasion improved by breth- 
ren J. D." Troslle and ,J Brown, of Md., 
from the words of Paul to the Pliilippians, 
'* For me to live is Christ and to du- is 
gain." 0. II. Wai.kku. 

WILEY.— On the 3rd of Fehniary. 1873, 
in Mechnuicsburg, Lower Cumberland 
Church, Pa-, sister SUSAN WnLEV, 
aged about G-i years. She had lived a slu- 
g'.e life. Funeral services by llie brethren 
from Matt. 24: 44. M. MiLM-:it. 

MITCHEL-Fell asleep in Jesus, near IIoI- 
lidnysburg. Pa,, Jan. 12th, 1S72, dear lit- 
tle Jauii'S, inlant sou of Q. 8. and Han- 
nah MITCTIEL, aged 3 months and 2 

He was a healthy child until more than a 
week pievious to his doalli he was attacked 
with violent vomiting. Shortly aller the 
disease settled in the brain- A physician was 
called for who thouglii the child I'ree of dan- 
ger. His lust visit WHS oil Friday. He liatl 
lelt the house hula short time wlien. at ■( t*. 
M., the ang. 1 spirit lo..k its dight. The day 
folic ^Y in g, atSjUO P. M. . tin? liieh-ss remains 
were conveyeil to llic HrrDucii's place ol in- 
terment and consigned to the silent tomb, to 
await the resurrection of the dead. How sad 
lor these dear parents to part with their In- 
fant babe, aud these I'rolliers and sisters to 
be ben-It of their darling brother. VVc nev- 
er witnessed a more distressed scene. But 
Chrifet hath said, "Suti'er little children to 
couie unto me, and forl)id lliem not. for of 
such is the kingdom of heaven." The icy 
hand ol death has previmi.sly visited ttienc 
dear parents aud bereft tliem of loving cliild- 
ren, but they have the consolation that tUcir 
darling lambs are now enjoying the presence 
of Christ and his holy angels in the glorious 
abode above. Weep pareiUs, for 
you have hope of meeting dear little Jiuunic, 
with those who have gone before, iu that 
Celestial City, the City ot our King, where 
angels and arehauj^els dwell, sounding the 
trumpet, and singing swcel hallelujahs to 
God and the Lamb. 

Dejir Jiinmie we will not weep lor thee, 
For we know thou art gone to rest, 

Ihou art gone to dwell with the angels 
In the glorious home of the blest, 

E. I{. Stifleu. 

8TTFLEU.— Fell asleep in Jesus, in tliG 
Duncansville bnmcli of the elmrcU, at his 
residence near Duncansville, i'a., Dec. 
llth, l«7I, brother JACOB H. STIFLEK, 
aged 6.j years, Tniouths and 17 days. Dis- 
ease, dropsy. 

The subject of this notice was born in 
Huntingdon county, Pa., April 24lli, 18: 0. 
About lourteen years previous to his death 
he was severely injured by his horses run- 
ning away, throwing him from his wagon, 
which jiassed o\er him, and he was brought 
almost to the bnnk of the grave. A year 
previous to his death lie contracted a severe 
cold, from which he sufi'ered very much 
Ten weeks previous to his departure from 
this world, the physicians pronounced lils 
dib.ease dropsy. Four physicians were call- 
ed, but lliey could only relieve, and not cure 
him. Ha had rather nenleelcd to attend to 
the good part which .Marv had clioscn, un- 
til Scjit. 2yth, when he cast hiuiseU into the 
arms of Jesus, and was led into the watery 
grave near by his house, and buried with 
Christ by baptism. (Jn the evening of Oct. 
Dti) aluvel'east was held at his house that he 
might fully obey the i^ord iu all Hisurdi- 
nances, b.anieless. At this time bis parn 
was intense, and really beyond description. 
.Many who witnessed it said tIle^' never be 
held more intense sufferin::. and yet he liore 
it all with Christ'an rei^ignation. Ncirly all 
the time he was obliged to sit erect iu his 

arm chair or upon the lounge. Seldom, for 
several weeks, dared he sink into sliunbcrs. 
The pain was so intense that it had some 
effect upon his memory, For n^jarly two 
days before his death he was unable to speak, 
or rccogiii/c bis friends, but when his end 
was near he smiled and then fell asleep only 
to awake in the resurrection morn. His 
body was conveyed to the Brethren's grave- 
yard near by aud placed beneath the cold 
clay. Many trieuds paid their last tribute 
of respect by folUnving his remains to their 
last resting place. Only one brother and 
sister could be present to witness the solemn 
sceiu'. At the time of his death his other 
remaining brother was lyiug very ill. His 
father, mother, two brothers and one sister, 
had already crossed to the other side. He 
has lell a dear companion, many relatives 
and friends who deeply feel his departure. 
If he i.s lost to us here, we hope he is gained 
in Heaven. He expressed a great willing- 
ness to depart and Ije with the Father. Fu- 
neral sermon by brother J. W. Brumbaugh 
from /(ev. 14 : i:i. We trust that his suffer- 
ing aud patient endurance here has worked 
for him a far more and eternal weight of 
glory beyond this vale of tears. Since we 
are deprived ofhis society here may we all 
prepare to meet him in that blessed abode 
where we can always enjoy the presence of 
God and His Imly angels. 

E. li. Stipleii. 


FURNEY— McHENRY.- On the evening 
oftheUth iust., at Double Pipe Creek, 
JId., by Eld, D. R. Sayh-r, Mr. ALFRED 
both of Carrol Couuly, Sid. 

D. R. S.VYLEn. 

BENEDICK— 8T0NER. —On the 18th 
of January, by the unihTsignedat his res- 
idence. SAMUEL BENEDICK to Miss 
ANNIE A. STONICR, all of Franklin 
county. Pa, John Zdck. 

ruarv Ut. Uv Eld D, P, Savler. at his 
resid'eue-. D.iuhie Pipe Cre.-k, Ml. Mr. 
(JEUKtiL; It. WIIITMORE, of Frederick 
county, and Miss MYRY J. NEWCOM- 
ER, ol Carroll county. Md. 

WITTER— JIASP.— On December Hih. 
1S71, by Eld. John Shank, SAMUEL 
WITT/^R, and LEAH iiASP, all of 
Praukliu couuty, Pu. 

FROUNFELTER— HAWS.— On the same 
day, by the same, SAMUEL D. FROUN- 
FELTER to ANN. 1 C. UJWS, all of 
Washington county, Md. 

Ist. 1872, by she same, JOHN C. M/IU- 
GENS, of Washington county, Md. to 
Co., Fa. 

COKDEN-H/IUGENS,— On lUe same 
day, by the same, JAMES C. GORDE.V. 
of Franklin Co., Pa,, to ALICE .V M/lU- 
GENS, uf Washington Co., Md. 

MOHLER- WISE.Onthesamcday, by the 
same, brother DANIEL MOHLER. of 
Clinton Co., Iml, to sister KATE WISE 
ofFranklin Co., Pa. 


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excels ''■""'»'•■'-■''"■'"" '''•'■''■ ^' "'"' '■'''''''''^" 
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person of taste. They buinj; le.^.s in- | _,„„„.. ,„i,rl,t 1« saved from a felon's 
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which tii"V possess, tliiit even Iho in r"-' , i ■ i r * f 

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'i who will raise.' tiic 


Kc'vcr uiUil tiic introiiiidinn of the ( 
Italian bee on thj.s continent have 
there been «uch marks of improve- 
ment in rural economy, that at this | 
lime so greatly throng** the public at- ! 
tention of hee-kefjier-* in Anitrica. A ' 
(;))ccies of bee.'i that fco greally excels | 


Wiuter AiTangcment. '■ 

On and attcr S:ilur(I:>v. Novoiulwr Kill. 1S71. , 
r;waCliEi'r Trains will :i:ilvc ;i;»ii ilci>:m !is tollowa ; , 

perleel vw-if. '1 he ([iieenn beuiy more 
prolifh', swiirnis i-isiic earlier and 
more frequently, thus (aUiii;; iho ad- 
vanLa;;c of ihc honey sea-ion, lilce a 
f.( hool hoy when taking Iub (irst Ich- 
*.ouH, they begin to swarm at tlie be 
(^inniny of the season. Thewo bees 
lifin^ more constant worher.';, they 
are al)Ie t(» ])io(liiee<lonble thcainonnt 
of honey in one seiv-ioii than the na- 
tive bees. 

The Itali:in bee \va;^ fir^t diseov- 
(led nmid the Alp** in Switzerland 
and portions of niirtliprn Italy, wiiore 
(lie lall, snow eapped monnluiiw pre- 
vented their passage over them. Cap- 
tain liuldensleln, who discovered 
them, carried the first colony ae>'oss 
lliG Alp-, in ISl-'J. l-'rom that time i 
up to 18()U they were tested by Ger- I 
iiuiii apiarians and others, who rceom- 
niendn them asnc essand farsupcrJor ' 
(o llic natives. In ISGO they were ' 
brought to Aineriea, and by careful! 
iiivc6tigution lh('y were found tolully , 
sustain their European vopulalion, i 
and i^inee their intrtKluetiou lure the [ 
deninnd for them is becoming very | 
great, while tlie native bee for years j 
bave been gradually decreasing in i 
iiierits like ho many ubickens whi(di ] 
have been kept on one farm for many i 
yeari> have, by in and in breeding de- 
generated from their former degree of 
prolifieiu'.s* to a more worthless and 
unprofitable race. This can never be 
taid of the Italian hte so King a- sueh 
ftu inttrt'st is maiiife^lcd in crossing 
them with their own sjiecies in order 
to keep them to the highest degree of 


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VOI^. 3 


NO 8 




For what arc you waiting, my sister? 
As you journRy through lili 'a valeofteurs, 
Vou urr wasting the glorioua sunshine, 
In yitntli it most brightly appears ; 
! v.Uy stand you iiUe and wailing ? 
Your liands have a work to perfoim, 
Tour Muster will come, aie you ready, 
And sliclttTcd from every rude storm ? 

For what are you waiting, my Bister? 
Tlie iuurney is toilsome and long, 
W'hni Imvc you aiccniplished 'o brighten 
The path for the numberless tlirong ? 
All or them your brothers and sisters, 
And hfirs to their six feet of sod ; 
All ei ring and wandering and falling. 
Yet journeyiny onward to God. 

For what are yon wailing, my sister ? 

The great things in life may not be 

Thu star that so brightly shall glisten 

For you o'er the mystical sea. 

There arc deeds to be done without wait- 

Each day in the journey of life, 

And the mind that lonks aacr the small 

Is the one that aids moat in the strife. 

For what are you waiting, my sister? 
Tlie morning for you dawneth bright. 

1 work while the day is before yon, 
You soon may be buried in night ; 
Uench out to the fallen and fainting 
A hand ever ready to aid. 

Speak soltly and cheeiingly to them. 
But never in coldness upbraid. 

For what are yuu wailing, my brother ? 

1 aee you are wailing in vain, 

For oihcre are working in patience, 
And reaping and binding the jrain. 
! when they are gatheied, and empty 
You stand at Ihi- wide open gatf, 
While others are currying the bundles 
You will murmur, '-U ! why did I wait?" 

For ihc Fatjier keeps watch o'er his chil- 
And he knows who have brought in the 

Ilia voice will be sad wlir*n he tella jou 
"I fear you have waited in vain.'* 
^ ! go wliile the harvest is ready 
And work with a hearty good will: 
Tlic eyes of companions are on you, 
^Vhy (done are you idle and slill ? 

For what aro you waiting my brother ? 
lie who would be lirbt in Ids place. 
And join in Hie song of the workers. 
Dnuks deep at the fountain of grace. 
*'u aid in the work lliat's before yon, 
Perchance you'll be hindered by rain. 
Lest when by the gate He will tell you, 
'I fear yon have wailed in vain." 

^also iiappiiies renders men stern 
^"tl i'l'uuil, iiiiil that happiness is iiev- 
^^ cuiuriiunicalcd. True happiness iheni kind and spiisible, and 
^»at happiness is always bhared. 

SeUeU'l Inj M>m» Miller. 



"Behold my servant, whom I have •hoa- 
en ; my beloved, in whom my soul is well 
pleased ; I will put my spirit upon him, and 
lie shall show judgment to the Gentiles." 
Matt. 12: 19. 

Tiiis word is applied to the Savior 
in ten instance.^. It is the same word 
that is used for slave ; but then a ser 
vant differs materially from a slave, 
for tho one performs the work as.sigii 
ed to h'.m with the concurrence of his 
own will, but the other must fnl61 
his task whether he will or not. Hi.-^ 
was absorbed in that of his master, 
without a right of calling it in ques- 
tion. Of course tve are not to vievv 
(.ur Savior iu that sense, for though 
he came to pcform the wil! of the 
Faher, yet there was a perfect liar- 
ini^iy between them, and .such a union, 
as ihc world never has seen in any 
instance whatever. The motto is ta- 
ken tVi»m a passage in Isaiah qnutfd 
by our Lord himself. This whole 
subject may be embraced under three 

I. A servant must not create his 


J I. He must be properly qualified 

for his work. 

III. He mu.*t do *iis duty whether 

his message is received or not. 

1. A s-^rvant musi imt create his 
message, Jesus said, *'Fi)r I came 
down from Heaven, not to do mine 
own witlj but the will of him that 
sent me. And this is the Father's 
will, that of all which He hath giv-n 
me, I bliould lose nothing, but hhonhl 
raise it up again at the last <lay." 
When standing before Pilate, in the 
Judgment hall, he said, "to this end 
was I born, and for this came 1 
into the world, that I should bear 
witness unto the truth." The mes- 
sage of tiiis servant was prepared Ibr 
him long betbre he came into the 
world. And what a message! It 
was full of ioveand tenderness to the 
human iamily ; full ofgraceanJ truth. 
"God so loved the world that he gave 
His only begotten Sou, not to con- 
demn the world, but that the world 
through Him might besaved." *Here- 
iu is love.* The universe iscroA"ded i 

with proofs ofihe benevolence of (jod, 
but here is a proof that outweighs 
them all I How much he U>ved us, we 
can never kuuw ; we have no line 
with which to fathom, no standard 
witit which to compare; but he so 
loved us that He gave His only be- 
gotten Son that tho world through 
Hitn mi;;ht be saved. Such, then, 
was the message which this servunl 
brought to man. 

2. A servant must be properly 
qualified for his work. An<l how 
eminent were tiiequalifications of this 
servant of God ! "He knew what 
was in man," He could weigh every 
motive, and see every desire wiihiu 
the chambers of the soul. Theref >re 
ho could penetrate every heart, reveal 
every hidden plan, and adapt His in- 
Htj-u^tions to the muss, of minds hy 
whu:h he was nurmunded. To the ig- 
norant he could impart knowledge; 
to the wayward, stabi'ity ; to the 
mourner, consolatiou ; to tho desp.iir- 
iiig, hope His nature was sweet; 
His manners iiutul)le; His words 
wise; H s comportnienl grave, His 
questions deep ; His reproofs severe 
and cliariiabie; His pity great and 
aiereiful. His quahliualions are ad-, 
mirably and beauiitul y express in the 
tender language connected with our 
motto: "A bruised retd shall he not 
break, and siuoking llax shall he not 
quench, till He send Ibrlh judgment 
unto victory " liishop Pearce says, 
''His expression means that He shall 
be so gentle as not to hurt even that 
which isof itself ready to perish. The 
Jews used flax, as we now do cotlon, 
tor candles, or in lamps. This, a lit- 
tle before it is quite extinguished, 
gives more smoke than flame, and, 
ther fore, this sense seems a proper 
one." How much tcinleriiesH is com- 
jj^ised in these fe»v wi.rds as applied 
to the servant of Goil ! "He hoalcth 
tlie broken in heart, and bimlcih up 
their wounds." 

3. Th« servant must perform his 
duty, whether his mefcsage is received 
or not. This is so obvious that a few i 
remarks only will be necessary. And j 
what a variety ofincitlents In ibe life j 

of this Servant, illustrative of tl^t 
point, couM we bring, if our liuiA 
would permit. We see him go'Dg urn 
from day to day \n the discharge «l 
his duty. No obstacle retarding hi^ 
Plana were formed by his enoito^ 
andd'tficulties presente<l, hut hchMd* 
ed them not. At tbe very commcoflVk 
ment of his minUtry "he went In^ 
the synagogue on the 8nl>bath dij^ 
and stood up fur to rettd. The spuik 
of the Lord ts upon me, becaus* faft 
hath anointed me to preach the goa^ 
pel to the poor; he hntli sent me (ft 
heal the broken hearted." And vf¥ 
arc told "All they in the synagogdk 
were filled with wrath, and rosen^ 
ami thrust him out of the eity, aii4 
led him unto the brow of the hitft 
whereon their city was buiit, tbit 
they might cast him down headlong 
Hill he, passing tfinutgh tlie luidsf of 
them, went hia way." At aaothv 
time "the Jews took up stones V> 
stone him." Finally, they brouj^hl 
the cross, the cruel nails, and the nt- 
diers, and yet was faithful to the Inat^ 
and, even in the agonies of death, i^ 
prayed, "Father forgive thorn, fev 
they know not what they do." Thoi% 
is great moral truth connected witS> 
our sjljcct wiiich must not be orer- 
lonkeil ; for it is a part of the mesea^ 
of this servant to the world : 'Wh^- 
soever be chief among yon, let him fas 
your servan(." What a message iu» 
the ambitious to receive! What! h 
that the way to be great, first to^»- 
come a servant? Is that the mad ^ 
true greatness"/ Then what beconiv 
of the Alexanders, the HaiuiihaIs,aiK4 
the Napideons? They arc the leMl 
among men, fur they asjiired to unt- 
versul conquest. ''Blessed are liSl 
meek, f^rthey shall inlicrit the earUi." 
"He that is slow to anger is bclt«» 
than the mighty ; mid he that rulct^ 
his spirit, than he that luketh a city/* 
How slowly the world Icarn** tttt 
great essential truths of Christiauityi 
How desirous men arc to loivcr its 
staudanl to their own narrow views 
and sordid fe-lings. But this caiuu4 
be done. The mind must be brou^Jkl 
up to the standard; thai will uer^ 



be brought down to the mind. Christ- 
ianity came to elevate man; and il 
docs this by teaching him humility as 
the fii"«t lc83on. "lie that is greatest 
among you shall be your servant." 
"K*cc|)I }C be coiiVfrrte<l, and become 
as Httlc children, yc .shall not enter 
into the kingdom of heaven." Men 
are led away Ijy show. Tliey are al- 
wayji ready to pay homage to wealth, 
fame, and honor. These arc tiie Gods 
Ihey worsliij). But he who would rc- 
^mblo thih servant must renounce 
them all, and enter the school of 
ChriHtiunity. It wassiiid of him, "He 
shall not strive nor cry ; neitiicr wa^ 
any man to hear his voice in the street.' 
He wns to jiass unostentatiously 
throtij^hthcw(jr!d,and leavehis worKs 
to bcjir their own testimony. So, if 
wc would be like him, we must be 
oonlfuL to jiass tlirough life in an 
bumble :iiid quiet nmnner, without 
ostentation, without show, and with- 
out jKirade. Jn closing, we cannot 
but adnnre the mercy, lovcnud good- 
ness of God in sending His Son in 
"the fcirm of a servant." It is, in- 
dev'l, a spectacle for the universe to 
behold and admire. He came in the 
couililion of aj)oor, despised, rejected 
^man. He came to lay down his life 
for lui alienated world. Oh, what 
manner of love is this! 

"Was il for criiui's Unit I liml done 

lit' Rrnnncd iiimii the tree ! 
Aiim/-iiu{ pity I i^tnev unknown ! 

And love beyond decree ! 



Fnr ns much as many have taken in 
hand to set forth in order a declaration 
of those things which they hclicvcd, it 
ierms good to mo alao having some 
kuowh'ilgft of the Scriptures, to write 
nnto thee an article on justifying faith. 
In the first place, fiiith may be said 
to, bo n depi'uiience on tlie veracity of 
another. Thus truth is CiiUcd faith 
"because it relies upoiui promise. Fiiith 
in the propriety of expression is an as- 
sent on account of tlic veracity of the 
speaker. Accordingly, divine faitli is 
a firm assent of the mind to things 
upon the authovity of Divine revelation. 
But in order to do justice to the sub- 
ject of faith, and lo reeoueile tiu' apoa- 
tloa wc must tliviile. or in other words 
distinguish it into four kinds. Namely, 
Historical, Teiuporary, Faith of Mira- 
■ c!es, aul Justifying, or Saving F;uth. 
Jlisforiml Fait^t, is a speculative 
knowledge of, and hare »sseut to the 
truth rcToalcd in tlie ScriptuiTs. Of 
this kind, tlio iiponle James writes iu 
the iid chapter of his epistle, from the 
17th to the 24lh verses. Even " Dev- 
il* believe iind tixmble." They are 
fully pcisu.'u'ol tint tliere is a God, 
and that He shall be their judge, as 

they acknowledge in Matt. 8lh chapter 
' and 25th verse. 

! Temporary Faith, together with the 
knowledge of, and nssont to revealed 
truth, has likewise in it an approbation 
of, and joy in receiving and hearing 
those truths But this joy arises from 
some worldly consideration, it soon 
vanishes and comes to nothing. Of 
this kind of Faith, our Savior speaks 
in the parablo of the sower: "They 
received it in stony giound,'' or places 
and it produced joy. So now, people 
bear the word with j"y, and under- 
stand it ; assent to, and gladly consider 
and approve of it. It springs up and 
becomes visible, or in other words 
makes an outward profession and ref- 
ormation ; yet have they not root within 
themselves, but endure for a while. 
But because it wants the soil of a sin- 
cere heart, and true aftactiins. firm 
and fi,\cd resolutions, and habitual dis- 
positions of grace ; it soon withei's nnd 
dies. They have some good purposes 
and desires, but arc soon overpowered 
by unmorti6ed corruption and the force 
of temptation. For when tribulation, 
or persecution ariseth, because of words, 
by and by they become oft'endeil, then 
stumble, and finally full ofi" from all 
tlieir former professions of religion, 

'J he l^\uili of Miracles, is a firm as** 
sent of the mind to some particular 
promise concerning any miracnhms 
event, which if performed by it, is 
(udled an active niiraculous faith Qi- 
which our Savior speaks in Matt. 17th 
chap. !2t)th verse. The Apostle Paul 
also speaks oi it in 1 Cor. I.jth chap. 
2ud verse. But if it be uroughl upon 
us it is called a passive miraculous 
laith. Tiius the lame man had a firm, 
persuasive mind that Paul and Bar- 
nabas were able to cure him. Acts 
14th chap, 9th verse. But, Oil ! my 
beloved brcMiren, these Faiths are far 
short of that Faith that Paul says 
produces justification. This Faith 
was typified by the children of Israel 
in their looking upon the serpent of 
brass. I'^or our Savior says, John 3 : 
14, 15, "And as Moses lifted up t!ie 
serjicnt in the wilderness, even so 
must the Son of man be lifted up ; 
That whosoever bellovetb in Him 
should not jierish, but have everlast- 
ing life." Justification is either Lc^ 
gal or Kvangdlcal. 

I^eijaf justijiration implies a full ao 
((uittal from charges, upon the ground 
of innocency. 

Fratigcltcal JusHJiraiinn im])lies 
the pardon of sin, upon the ground of 
Christ's atonement. We eauuot be 
justified before God on tlie ground of 
iunoeency ; because we have broken 
His holy law , and wereitnoi fur Di- 
vine merey, one transgression would 
bring us into a state of everlasting 
c<Hulemuation. The law of God re-- 
quires perfect obedierec, neither sor- 
row for the past, nor amendment in 
the future, eai justify a sinner. What 
would a judge «ay to a criminal in a 

court of justice, who should claim 
1 justification on eitherof these grounds? 
[Thehiwdoes not look upon future 
! cnnduct, but keeps a steady eye upon 
U he past, punishing the t»-ansgrcssnr 
for what he has already done. The 
same remark we make upon the law 
of God; for future obedience, how- 
ever perfect, cannot remove the guilt 
of ])ast offences. Hence wo in.^er, tliat 
"By the deeds of the law there shall 
no flesh be justified." Rom.;5:20. — 
Justification stands directly opposcl 
to condemnation ; and therefore to say 
that a believer has no condemnation 
is the same thing as to say tliat he is 
justified. But how do we obtain a 
freedom from con;'omnatIon ? Cer- 
tainly by a free an<l full pardon. The 
fidiowing passage is a direct proof 
that forgiveness and justification an 
the same thing. "Through this man," 
Jesus, 'Ms preached unto you 
the forgiveness of sins; and by Him 
all tliat believe are justified from all 
thing?, from wiiicli ye eould not be 
justified by the law of Moses. Act? 
13:38, 39, 

(7o he ?oniinued.) 

For the Pilgrim. 

*'Rut if our On5pcl be hid, it is hid to tlicni 
thnt are Inst. To whom the tlnd of this 
world hath blinded the mindsof them which 
believe not, lest the li^^ht of tlie gloriona 
Gospel of Christ wUn is the imace of GotI, 
should shine unto them." 2nd for. 4 ; 3, 4, 

The inspired Apostle having, by 
the grace of God, without a vail, seen 
into the mystical body of Christ (the 
church, the kingdom of God hereon 
earth, the dispensation of grace.) and 
learned the Gospel to be so far supe- 
rior to the law, as we may learn from 
the preceeding chapter, which says: 
therefoicseeing we have tins miiiisiry, 
office, agency, to hold forth the word 
of !ije, to reveal, make known, to the 
dying sons and daughtei's of Adam 
God's own divine arrangement for the 
salvation of the immortal snulsof the 
^^ liildren of men. And notwithstand- 
ing the persecutions and tribulatir)ns 
they were exposed to, yet having re- 
ceived mercy they fiuut not, but (b) 
renounce the Idddcn tilings of dishon- 
esty, an<l do not iiandle the Word of 
God deceitfully, but holding fortli the 
initii as it is in Jesus, Therefore, it 
that Gospel they proclaimed was hid 
to any of the si>ns and daughters of 
.A.dam it would be to them tliat would 
be lost, their mind being blinded by 
the god of this w^orld, vain amuse- 
ments, fashions, follies, foolish and 
sinful practices of this life, in short, 
the lust of the flesh, tlie lust of the 
eye, and the pride of life, like oM 
mother Eve. 

And when the woman saw that the 
tree was good for food, and tliat it was 
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be 

desired to make one wise, she now 
was blinded by the things belongirjo 
to time and sense, and did no more 
believe the word of God, namelv : Bv 
such a transgression thou shall surely 
die. See Genesis, 3: 6. 

So now, uuder the gim-Ious dispeii- 
sat ion of grace, many being eairerarid 
covetous for the things (hat gratify 
the carnal rain 1 wliJcli is not subject 
to the law of God neither can bo, wll] 
not believe, and handle the Word of 
God deceitfully and thus hinder the 
liglit of the glorious Go.^pel of Chrl.*t 
who is the image of God, to shine un- 
to them, inasmuch as there Is none 
othfr name given under leaven where- 
by men may be saved but alone the 
name of Jesus. Now if those bliml 
and uubelleving sons and daughters 
of Adam cannot be persna.lcd to sre 
and believe so that the mind -nay be 
enlightened hy that Gospel that light- 
eth every man that cometh into the 
worl I, they must abide the conse- 
quences of being lost. Oh, brethren 
and sisters let us, as the poet says, 

■'Weep for the lost ! the loet will weep 

In that long night of woe, 
On wliich no stiu'of hope will rise. 

And tears in vain will flow. 

"Weep for the lost ! Lord malce us weep 
^nd toil witli ceaseless care, 

To save our friends ere jet tlicy pass 
That point of deep despair." 

To those under whose notice this 
may f?Jl I would say: Kemenibcr 
that the Apostle says, '"Know ye not 
thut to whomswever you yield your- 
selves servants to obey his servants 
you are to whom you obey, whether 
of sin unto death or obedience unto 
righteousness." Remember I declare 
unto you that all of Adam's children 
who have arrived to the age of ac- 
countability, capable of choosing "i" 
refusing, are of tlie above iiamf<l 
servants. Tliere is no neutraliiyi" 
the ease. Consequently I would yay 
to you as the Apostle says, williout 
faith it is impossible to please G'"'- 
Therefore as mother Eve doubted and 
disbelieved the word of God and thtn 
carried out the principles of her dis- 
belief and infidelity, and therebv lui- 
feited our heirship with CI ri4 "I 
eternal life, we must, by the cserei-i' 
of our minds and reasoning poweiN 
which is the gift of God, let tlie iig''' 
of the glorious Gospel of Jcsns CI"'-' 
shine info our hearts and thus nbf:i'" 
that most precious faith that G'"' "" 
loved the world that He gave Hi- 
only begotten Son, that whos<iev 
would believe on Him should »" 
perish but have eternal life, autl ^ " 
carrying out the principles ft >'" 
faiih by obeying the Gospel of Jt'" 
Christ, which is the power of GoU n'l 

THE WEEKLY P 1 1. Cx R 1 Nt 


lo salvation to all them that bcliave it. 
Dear felluw-travelcrs, let us see 
that we ha.-o that geuuiiie and same 
precious ^faith and add to the same 
virtue, boldness, not impuilence, 
but firninpss and endurance, for the 
wiciced llecth when no man pui'sneth, 
but the righteous arc bold as a lion. 
.4nd to virlve knowledge, not the 
wisJom of this world, for that is fool- 
islmesi with God, but the discerning 
power wliicli can only be obtained by 
being spiritually minded, for the car- 
nal mind cannot comprehend the 
tliiai^s of tile spirit, they must be 
snirilnally discerned. And to knowl- 
edge, temperance, moderation in all 
things, ill eating, drinking, working, 
talking, sleeping, adorning, buying, 
gelling, &C.J &c. And to temporcnce, 
patience, long .suffering, forbearance, 
tenderness, and such like. And to 
patience, G>dliness, holiness, good- 
ness. And to Godliness brotherly 
kindness, not selfisii kindness, but 
kindness to others. .Vnd to brothers 

others, «lien tliey see their neighbors 
decke*l ill finery, — often not paid for, 
and feel that people are respected, not 
for the value of their characters, but 
for the vanity of ihcir clothes. It 
causes many a friviluns, trifling mind 
to forget God, and Christ, and the 
Gospel, ami to spend the hour ap 
pointed for religions service in com- 
paring garments, studying fashiinis, 
ami arranging their own gay attiie. 
It causes vanity in the rich, and 
murniuring in the poor. It wastes 
the Lord's money that is neerled for 
other uses and should be applied to 
m(M-c noble ami iuiiiortant ends. It 
leads the young in the path of pride, 
gratifying the lust of the eye, culti- 
vating an extravagant taste, justify- 
ing the vilest women in all their 
Hauuling attire, and seducing to the 
paths of shame anil ruin, many a poor 
girl who might have lived an honors 
ed and virtuous life, had .she never 
known that she was beautiful, nor 
desired more finery than she eould 
honestly caru, nor decked herself out 
ill such a way as would attract the 
attention of libertines and sedueci-s. 

ly kindness charity, love to God and I This style of dress degrades the taste 
man. For if these things be in you : of society toward the level of those 
and abound they make you that ye I Hottentots, wild Indians, and Afri- 
shall neither be barren nor unfruitful | ('an savages, whose chief delighls are 
ia the knowledge of our Lord Jesus j "•"'•■I'""'', leathers, rings, spangles, 
,,, ..,11 , .1 1 rag-roses, buttons, beads, and bugles, 

Cnnst. An<i hv an honest and earn- ; , *=■ '. , ' 

, ,, , ., I things which are as repugnant to a re- 
e.t perseverance .t may dually besaid j.^^^, ^^^^^j ,.„ui,.,t,,a -a-slo as they are 
of us, "we have fought a good light, j ^^,^„,.,^y ^^^ tl^^ ^^,j,it ^,,,1 i,Ltui- of 
we have kept the faith, Iienccforth i ^[j,, lj[J)y Scriptures, 
there is laid up fur ns a crown of! ' l,c't us drca?^ plainly before tUo 
risihteou^nGss which the Tionl I he i Lord, for ecoueray's sake, fur exam- 

righteous Judge will give to us in 
that day, and not to us only, but to 
ail thi'in tliiit luve liis appearing. 

Gdti/sljurff, Pa. 


pie's sake, for decency's sake, — ibr 
Christ's sake. — 7 he Christian. 


-Mary Herring was the oldest ciilkl, 
and the luily daughtev of clilcr Daniel 

: tiayler, who was, with hi.s parents. 

The house of prayer is a poor place ' ^^oug the fir^t brethren, if not the 
to exhibit beads, ribbons, ruffle:^, gew- ji,.^t i,j ^vlmt is so far and wide known 
gawa and trinkets. The evils ofsuch ! ^^^ tlie Bcaverdam chureii. To this 
vanity and extravagance are many. It ^ p|^^.^. ^]^^;y emigrated frou; Lancaster 
keeps pi;oplefrom meeting when ihey j ^.^unty, I'a., in 1772, and in course 
have not apparel as gorgeous as their : of tim'e built the house is which elder 
neighbors. It loads the poor with bur- ; Daniel and aftcr^vards his son older 
deni too heavy to be borne, to procure ^ j^^ob Hayler lived, and entertained 
fashionable ulothiug. It leads many' dig brclFiren for UO ycar«. And litre 
into temptation, debt, dishonesty and i jf^ry ivas born, and became a meni- 
sia. It causes many a poor shop-girl; ij^-r in theehur.-Ii when ynung, (I be- 
to \York nearly all of Sa.urday night, ' ]ievc in her IGth ycm.) ^ha married 
that some cu-itumer's lino clothes may Henry Herring who was not a mcm- 
be rcaly for the Sunday ^liow. It ^cr in the church, and at that time it 
keeps peuplc at home ni cloudy vvas the discipline of the church, to 
or stormy weather, when if they wore demand an acknowledgment of the 
plain clothing they eould dety clouds' member so marrying oi' having done 
and storms. It consumes the morn- i wrong, and that they are sorry for 
lug hour in dressing, crinijiing, and haviii"' >>o done, and to ask the for- 
fussing, keeping people away from ; giveness of the church i&c. &c. This 
worship, wasting lime, exhausting ' sifter ^^ary rould not, and icoidd not 
strength, hindering the reading of I d.). She urged the ease before tfce 
the Scriptures, ami making the ilayi church which decided in her favor, 
of rest a day of toil and folly. It which annulled that discipline in the 
makes the poor emulous, malicious, | iNLI. ciuirch at least. Henry Herring 
and envious; and sows many a bitter soon after became a brother in the 
thought i[i the ralnd,^ ofchiidren and churcii, and wa" afterwards heard to 

say that God liad to bring him from 
Switzerland to Benverdam to learn to 
know the truth. He died a faithful 
brother 43 years ago. His widow, 
sister Mary, by his will occupied his 
homestead until death, thus living in 
sight of her fathers home all her life. 
Sister, or aunt jMary was a mem- 
ber in the church abont 8'2 year?, an-! 
of her it can trutlifidly be said, sht 
lias a liriiiff member. Her grand 
fatiier, who «as the writers great 
grand fatlior, emigrated to AmericH 
from Switzerland, and was imraerficd 
by Michael Pfoutz in Connestog: 
church, I^ancHSter county. Pa., Ii 
1752, and her grand mother in 17o;i 
She was the juother of eight children 
one died in childhood, and seven sur- 
vive her, four of these, with, I be 
lieve, all their children have cspon.s 
ed the religion of tlieir noble ancestor.*- 
and for which her father so faitbfull\ 
labored 5G years to promulgate. Tin 
other three, with, 1 believe all theii 
children ha'c chosen other faiths, 
not valneing the faith their father 
tliankcd (_!od that he I)rough( luni 
from Switzerland lo learn. Sistci 
Mary was buried by the side of her 
husband in the old iamily buryinj; 
ground, on the firm wiiich her father 
niaile his home lUO years ago, anil 
wherein her grand flithcr \\i.\^ iuiried 
in 1778, her tiitlier in 1840, and hei 
in-ulher ihe writer's father in the last 
day of ISoO, and n nephew at au ear- 
ly date, and she in 1872. Four gen-^ 
jtrations of Saylers lie in this snmll 
enclosure, and if the writer had blirled 
his daughter here in 1802, there 
would be five generations buried on 
this honieatead in OG years. 

Although sister Mary lived to so 
great an ago, slie died without sick- 
ness, as her son Joseph said: "We 
could see at the end of the week, that 
she was weaker than one weak ago, 
and so oa until at last without the 
moving of a muscle, stopped Ineatli- 
ing." Yet she suflered a lull share 
of the ills flesh is heir to. In her 
younger years she was sorely alllieted 
with the dropsy, which brought iier 
to the verge of the grave, but was 
finally cured by some Iamily reme- 
dies, the recipe of which is now lost. 
Some oi" her children were born after 
her cure from tin's disease. Some o5 
vears ago she became blind from the 
efleet of catoract in her eyes, she un- 
lerwcnt a surgical opera timi, and 
received lier sight, so that by the aid 
of glasses she eould attend fo all th« j 
duties of life, and read large print. | 
Ai'out 28 or 21) years ago .she bad I 
cancer in her breast, she went to IJal- 
timorc to professor Baxter who cut out , 
o]ie half of the breast, it soon healed I 
and was considered cured, but in one 
years time it began to grow rapidly, 
— when she returned lo the same pro- [ 
fe.s5or, who in his second operation 
laid the skin open from the cen- 
ter of her chest bone, diagonally ^ 

to the back bone at the point of the 

corner rib, fourteen inches In length, 
and peeled out tlie entire breast, 3t 
soon healed and gave her u" more' 
trouble. All this p:iinful npf-ration 
she endured without being lH,n!id or 
|iut under the influence of any stnpe-t 
lying drugs, freely conversing with, 
the professor while his knife was cut- 
ting deep into her flesh. Some nine. 
vears ago she h*ad a very severe at-* 
ack of bloody flux from which no 
one thought she could revive. One' 
'f her devoted daughter-in-laws came 
nme distance to assisl nursing grand-*' 
iiother (as she was want to be called)' 
n her last illness. Bui howdiflerenX' 
he Sequel, the dnughter^invjaw took* 
I lie infection and died, whilc'sistcr . 
lary revived her health, and at last . 
lied without any disease at all. She 
lever became what is commonly term-, 
d {■hUdish, but a few years ago licp_ 
nental faculties gave way that she 
■on Id not lecognlzc any one, and 
linally appeared as if she had no mind ' 
o comprehend at all. Thus the straitf ' 
of ninety o'M years bent and warped • 
that active and giant mind, and thus •■ 
•■nded the life of sister Mary Herring, -. 
iif wliom a Methodist minister present ; 
voluntarily said, "One so aged, so 
[tuic, so good, so righteous, is a saint 
of (lod." In her death, tlie family 
of elder Daniel Saylcrcloscs on earth, ^ 
(her three brothers having preeeeded' 
her to tiicir eternal rest,) from hi** 
birth to the death of Mary, his last 
living child, embraced a period of" 
12/ year.M, ( Visitor ple,ise copy (his, 
lud oblige the writer.) f 

D. P. Sayler. 

An IxFANT-Beautiful as the dawn 
of a bright morning. Beautiful as a 
flushed rose bud opening to the geu- * 
tie breeze of Spring. Beautiful in a " 
parenta arms or in its tiny crib. Beau- 
tiful ut }jlay upon the carpet or greeu « 
grass. Beautiful in peaceful slumber 
or bajjpy wakcfulnc.<s. Bcautifut ill . 
the eml)races of death beneath the 
c<ifiin lid! Yes beautiful even there . 
in that last sleep ; lovely as a Iamb 
in the Savior's arms. Hands folded 
.so peacefully — brow so like chiseled 
marble or molded wax and eyes clos- 
ed in sleeep — ''perchance to clream !" 
Lips so gracefully closed as if to say 
"I murmur not; all is well .'" Face ■ 
"radient with a smile, which is the 
imprint of its dying vision !" As the • 
last flush of deatli jiasscd over its 
pallid features the bright rays of . 
opening heaven touched its brow and . 
lei\ a mark of peace? In thelast flut" - 
tcrings of an innocent soul plunging 
its piniouM for heaven, a parting ray 
of joy lingered ns deatli sealed the 
substance for Ihe grave .' The mato-N 
lial caught a slight tinge of the glory . 
awaiting the immaterial, and all was 
over ! over, until the trumpet of God 
shall souikI, and mortal shall put oD 
immortality, tli.rn. oh then, shall that 
infant form be truly beantllul !-LiKK ' 
Je-^us .\nu with Jesus,-J. ^'. Flort/. 




Oar ohiMren grew aide hy eilie, 
«Dlil there were three wlin, to 09, in- 
ured filloil our home with joy. But 
■tul one bright Sunday morning in 
ttri/ Autumn, the lefiHt, ft tiril>e of 
flwen mitnthK, lieoame suddenly very 
^1. Kverytliiiiir that medical skill 
was enpable of, waf«imnie<liately done 
4o releivc her and save her life, hut 
•s the hours wore heavily away, her 
^hie beat faster ; her fane beoam c 
^wlder and her breathing quicker, by 
r^Mon of fever. After nwon, when I 
♦eld her in my arms, she put her lit- 
lie hand to loy face and suiilcd oh she 
^4^(1 <ift«n dono before, but there was 
4-fWculiar grasp of the hand, and u 
ftrtDgc mixture of expression in that 
«nile, — a commingling of grief, pity, 
love and pain upon her countenance, 
Ihat made me shudder, and fear that 
the must iudec<l soou die. We 
thought we had sinned. Wc prayed 
C'kI to forgive us, and spare our 
4ear child. At night she became 
«nddetily worse. 'J'hc twitching of 
4he mus(itei(, and mo\ement of the 
linibs were signs of agonv and 
Spasms, when these subsided, she lay 
anrnnsciouv, breathing only at inter- 
ipls with short convulsive gasps. 
The physician said she must be dy- 
ing, which caused moments of grief 
■IliHt I shall never forget. But he 
was mistaken, her time had not yet 
•onie, she raliieil from what was sup- 
pnsed to be death, and with lier 
•fevival, hope reviveil iu our breasts. 
Bh« grew butter and worse, cling- 
ing tenaciously to life for many days. 
\V« watched, prayeil, hoped and 
Hired. As day after day thus j)a6Scd 
•way, she lingered as 'twere at a 
pslut just between carlh and Heaven 
catil the last hour, wh n all who 
were watching around her could sec 
*lial the end was at hand. The mys- 
terious change was upon her. The 
•intortion of her onou smiling face, 
i*iowfd that life was ebbing away, 
•lid just at break of day our I'^stki.i.a 
Hftsdead. The lifeless tenement of 
Aly wa.s soon consigned to the silent 

8i»c<> then, another, and another, 
have gone the same way. Theii 

starry skies into Heaven ? ^^he^e 
are all the spirits of the just made 

'* Plow peaceful the grave " when 
meditating ujion the glory of the 
saints (hat rest there, but how solemn 
and doleful the moments when I look 
forward to the gradual completion of 
the graves of my household. 

J. B. GAltVER. 

Shirleyshurg, Pa. 

their devotions. Respect their conipa- promise is, yon shall receive a crown 
f life. To do this 


Wherewith shnll a ^nung msD clesnsc 
liU way V By taking hctd thereto according 
10 thy word— Pnalm 119 : 9 

It appears that king David bad a 
goofi <le;il of concern about the rising 
generation, and bo should every God- 
fearing man and woman be about the 
spiritual welfare of our loving youth, 
those tender branches whose duty it 
will be to fill ourstation iu life, hence 
this advice, how shall the young men 
and the young women cleanse their 
way? The world is corrupted, t'e 
natural condition ol man is deprnvc<l 
and under the control of the evil one, 
hence you cannot cleanse your way 
by following the advice of those who 
can teach you from experience. 

Avoid the associations ot the wick- 
ed, the tmgodly, the lewd and prorii^ 
gate, who are sure to lead you into 
sin, and the tarlier you shun tliose 
characlere the better. " Blessed is 
he that walkclh not in the counsel of 
(lie ungodly, norstandefh in the wav 
of sinners, nor silteth in the seat of 
the scornful." Your natural incli- 
nations will, if you arc not very care- 
ful, lead you fast enough from God, 
without taking lessons from lofise 
characters which are sure to dcdle 
your ways in life, and carry you with 
niilrond speed the downward mad to 
destruction. But I, as n lover of 
your souls, beseech you to take lessons 
only from those you see have learned 
of Christ, to walk in the wavs of vir- 
tue, temperance and godliness. Above 
all, shun levity, filthy conversation, 
profane and unchaste language, which 
is an abomination in the sight of 
God. Be not fijund in company with 
prouil and uplittcd characters, whose 
foppish appearance is disgusting to tt 
genlwl and sensible mind. Young 
Indies, if you wish logain the respect 
of the thoughtOil, and intelligent 
|rart of your community, bewaie of 
flippancy or light and flattering 

] speech, dclbrmance of body, pultlni; 
work I ■ .?• 1 b 

ny. Love to be with them in the 
house of prayer Unite your hearts 
with them in their supplications in 
your behalf, and the God of Heaven 
will bless you with power to over- 
come tbeevil insinuations of the devil, 
the attracfive and destructive baits 
set before you by wicked men ; and 
the cxjutaminating influence ofyour 
<twn depravQ<i nature, and Jesus 
Christ, the friend of sinners, will love 
you by thus cleansing your way, and 
with God's grace you will be made 
willing to take heed thereunto occor- 
dlng to His word. 

You need not, my young friends 
show dlsres|>ect to any bad people, be 
friendly, but grave. Show good 
manners wherever you are. Command 
respect from all. Be in tberighl place 
at the right time, but never pry into 
matter that does not bcl ng to you. 
Show respect to old age, and never 
look with disdain upon a beggar or 
cripple, or one who is deprived of a 
sound tnind ; and above all, do nol 
make fun of a drunken man or wo- 
man, who at the time, is bereft of 
their rational mind; but show a pit- 
iful affection mingled with abhorrence 
of their evil deeds. Pray God to 
assist you in bridling your ton.jue 
against tale-beariug, untruths, and 
slander. Speak evil of no man, and 
especially meddle n t with other 
men's affairs. Take heed to vour 
ways according to the Word of God, 
by living an honorable life, commen- 
ded by all sensible men. No reproach 
will be hulled at you by any int'lli- 
gcnl man or woman, for attaching 
vourself to the Church of God that 
keei>a all the commandments of our 
Savior, however humiliating they 
may appear in the eyes of the uncon- 
verted. Oh, how we love to see you 
iu your young days, dedicate your- 
selves to God and His service. We j 
delight to .see the Church adorned 
with angelic images, beautific.l by 
lambs gathered by the arms of the 
slitplurds, and carried into the bosom 
of the great Hhepherd and bis/tnp of 
soids who gently leads them to His 
throne, feeds them and brings them 
unto living founttiins of water, where 
(iod shall wipe away all fears from 
their eyes. Does it not embellish the 
.sacrnl hill of Zion to sec angelic 
youth adorned with plain apparel, 
cleansed from a' 

on farlh is done. Theii 

_ . ., ^, , '"" B'"*-'"' ""-e ; IVingcs and ribbons, thus strulling 

^cbysule. The.r spirits ..,v with ' about with hangh.iness as if they 
*&d. Though all Iho world forgot • were able to command the behests of 
them, God will not. Though I f„r, | Heaven. ()h, do not (bus detitce the 
f-l <bcm, He ,loes not. Though all | beautiful image of God. Do not be 
«ber. orgct them, He «,nses His .-..rruplwl bv associating with godless 
aui. to look upon their graves all day ! characters, for " evil communications 
*.ng. Kach clear night when all an- ' wrrnpt good manner," but love to be 
-iuat^d nature sleeps. He eaustvi the will, those who are conceined about 
«l«r,to,h,„e upon them. Will Mo your salvation, and whose p, rseve- 
«o, much more remember th. ir spir- ring prayers in your l^chalf a.ecnd 
«H and lift ibem away above the 1 up to the throne of God. Cherish 

caused from all dctilenient of sin 
on gaudy apparel surrounded with I ""'1 ornamented by a quiet and meek 

you must watch 
and pray that you enter not into temn- 
tatiou I would urge on you the ne- 
cessity of prayer. Prayer is the life 
and soul of a tJhristian. Have stated 
reasons for prayer ; at least twice a 
day approach the throne of grace, and 
lall upon your Savior to help you 
overcome sin, and be a true Christian 
he will strengtbeu you, and cause vou 
to triumph over your foes. Seek to 
be useful. God has given us talents • 
do not bury them iu the earih, but 
employ them in trying to win souls 
to Him. He has redeemed you with 
His own precious blood, and will vou 
not give Him the service ofyour lifi-'^ 
Every one has an influence in the 
world fiir good or evil. Will you 
cast yours on the side of God and 
Heaven ? We have nothing worth 
living for in this dark, unfeeling 
world, if wc have no hope beyond the 
grave. Heaven is truly worth striv- 
ing for. If we have no iuherllauce 
in that beautiful city in Heaven, how 
can or will we stand before the bar of 
God with a seared conscience, and 
hear the great God say, "dcjiart, I 
never knew you." What agony, 
what torture to our eouls I 

Let us as Christians journey togeth- 
er to that celestial city, and when we 
stand before the great tribunal of right 
anil wrong, it will be, "well done, 
good and fiiithf'ul servant, enler into 
the joy of thy Lord." Could I bring 
the whole world into the church of 
the living God, I would, but some 
will not lake warning until death 
places his cold, icy fingers on them. 
Ttien it is too late, they have rejected 
God's Holy S|)lrit, and will have to 
endure the tortures of a misspent life. 
Work, therefore, while it Is cijled 
to-day, for the night cometh when no 
man can work. 1 feel that I haveau 
inheritance with God, that my name 
"s written in the Lamb's book of life. 
I feel if I was called upon to render 
up my stewardship here below, I 
would be resigned to yidd all, for the 
sake of one who suffered everylhing, 
even death, that I through HisdeaUi 
might be saved. 


What a glorious thing it is for the 
human heart. Those who work hard 
seldom yield to fancied or real sor- 
row. When grief sits down, folds its 
hands, and mournfully feeds n(iun Its 
own tears, weaving the dim shadows, 
that a llltic exertion might sweep 
away, into a funeral jiall, the strong 
spirit is shorn of Its might, and sor- 
row becomes our master. When trou- 
bles flow upon you dark and heavy, 
toil not with the waves, and ^^restIe 
not with the torrent ; rather seek by 
occupation to divert the dark waters 
that threalen to overwhelm you, with 
a thousand channels which the dihies 
ofllfe always present. Before you 

spirit, the embodiment of a Christian 

char.icter? O thou, youug man, 

young woman, cleanse your wsy by , ,..•,■ . .-,. 

taking heed to God's Word, and the I i™'" "' '^ "'''"'" "'" '''''' 

God of grace shall be with you and ' a ' P'''''"''" *""' S'^'° ^"^^ '" ''''* 

keep vou holy unto the patient wal- '• {""V'^'''; """ "'" hceome pure and ho~ 

t\v,iT iXn r'<K,.;..f I ly in the suusliinc which penetrates 

ting for Christ. 



J to the path of duty, in spite of every 

j obstacle. Grief, after all, is but a 

j selfish fi:eling, and most selfish to the 

You who have es| oustd the cause j """' "'''" y'f^'Js himself to the indul- 

of Christ, let me urge )ou to be faith- gf"<--c of any passion which brings no 

ful-bc faithful until death, an.^ the |joy to his fellow men. 


Youth's Department 


("We clip the rollowingfrom the editorial 
iepftrtmenl of the Liillis Curpnral. We 
tliinlt itfiond, and heapeak for it an interest- 
ing reading by the 3-oang readers of the 


Backing In. — Yoit rcmemlier the 
Bim-v ill your Latin Rcaiicr of (he 
man who stole a drove of oxen, and 
pulled ihcni inlon ca e by theirtail , 
80 ihnt their tracts elioulil eeem to 
lead the other way ; but their lowing 
esposed tlie trick and brought ven> 
geance upon the thief. Now, we know 
men who think they are deceiving 
joeiety by facing one way and going 
the other. They take great pains to 
make their tracks point towards vir- 
tue an'' honesty, while they are re- 
ally backing into vice and rascality. 
We know chililren who arc continue 
ally hacking into all sons of mischief, 
aud yet contrive to luaUe their tracks 
look all right to their parents. But 
tlie trick is sure to come out at last, 

ttud to bring its authors to grief. 

There are, to be enre, rare occasions 
when backing in is just the thing. A 
firmer oft'n backs his oxen into the 
barn for a load, Iwcause it is easier 
to back an empty cart than to back 
atuoofhay. We have some mer- 
cliaots here in Chicago, who, what- 
ever transaction they go iuKi, always 
contrive to back in, in such a way as 
lo keep their heads towards the door. 
We have others who always plunge 
into a riiatler liead-forcmost, till 
(licy get Buch a load to carry that 
lliey (annot back at all. Perhaps 
you can think of bovs who get them- 
selves Into all sorts of tight places, 
with a bigger load than they can 
manage, because they never learned 
Ineartof backing in. 

Back[.vg Out.— This is a sort of 
taeknig which i.s exceedingly unpop- 
ular, being regarded as a species of! 
TOvnrdice and meanness. 'Squire! 
Mullen accused 'Squire Burdock of' 
''»*i"g out of his bargain about that! 
ch^tuut colt. Tom Peters called | 
"e Thomas a sneak for backing I 
»M ofhis agrt^^ment to go skating ! 
""'""1 on Saturday. The Hercules 
l-^Udl club turns up its nine I 
'He Vulcans for backing out of 1 
""'Pinu. for the pewter ball. I 

mead";. "■',•'"■'■ ""• e"i"e'o '•c<;„m- I 
"■"■d 'he breaking of promises or J 

g^gemeuis, a, a rule ; but wc do I 
;;"» say a word or two in favor! 

the natural and inalienable right \ 

:r;":- ^^'''-;"" get stuck i 

^cf ,"■'"''; hackout.- 
iloii't .'-T '" """^'^ " '"i"'"!"', 
''*1< out x'-"" J"*'' out of pride; 
fl in „" -11 ''*" ^■°" ''"■orac involv- 
'^lan to /■'.'•'""■'■'■'■""''"""l^- '■' "•^ 

Vl,e "f """™«h, back out. 
Jouhavo cotnmilted vourself' 


lo an affair that groves to be dishon- 
orable, the sooner you drop It the bet- 
ter ; back out. When you have prnm- 
ited lo do a wicked thing, \-ou have 
no right to keep your word ; back 

B.vcKiNo Down, — Some jicople 
think that this is the same as backing 
out, but it is easy enough to see the 
diflerence. Backingout may be cred- 
itable and discreditable accordini' lo 
what you hack out from. Backing [ 
down is always discreditable. It al- 
ways implies that the backer has ! 
descended from a higher jiosition to I 
a lower. Mr. Wilkins got into diffi- 
culty with Mr. Jenkins, and vowed 
lo have revenge. He knew that he 
was in the wrong, and he might have 
lacked out honorably ; but he went 
to law, got beaten, and in the end had 
to bacli doun. Great Bill Slocuni 
boasted to his schooNmates that he 
propi«ed to give little .Mr. Stepquick, 
the teacher, a thrashing. He tried 
it.and — backed down, a wiser, sadder, 
and to .some extent redder, young 
mail. Col. Oldscrip, under the in- 
fluence of the sermon, surprised eve- 
rybody by subscribing a hnndrei! dol- 
lars toward the new mceting-housc ; 
but a*'tcrward3, as everybody e.vpect- 
ed, pleaded poverty, and backed 
down. When Charly Ledeasy went 
to the city, he promised his mother 
not to smoke; but "all the fellows 
smoked," and he backed down. Boys 
and girls, never back down. When 
yon are wrong, back out; but when 
yon are right, and know )ou are 
right, stick to it in spite of every, 
thing ; never back down. 

Backing Up.— This ought to 
mean just the opposite of backing 
down, and it often does. You hear 
it saiil of a certain man : "He talks 
well, but he can't back it up," mean- 
ing that he promised more than he ! 
can perforin. Y'oii bear it said of! 
another : "He don't brag, but wrat- ' 
ever he says, he'll back it up," mean- 
ing that he will do just as he an-rees. 
'So John has signed the pledge?" 
" Yes, and he'll back it up Too." 
I "Harry has made a profejision of re- 
ligion." "Has he? Tlicn you'll .sec 
j he'll back it up." 

j But there is another sort of back- 
ing lip which we want to speak of to 
parents more particularly. There is 
a kind of backing up which you need 
to do. We don't mean backing up 
your own promi-ses to the chihlren 
themselves. J t is often said of a biis- 
ine>s man, or author, or politician, ' 
' "He is not very capable himself, but 
1 he has good backers," I'hat is, Ik; 
I has friends abler than himself, (inan- 
cially or otherwise, who put thi'lr 
Btreugtii Ix'hind his weak enterprise, 
and so back him np. Now, there is 
nobody ill the world who nei'ils more | 
backing np than your children ; and | 
ther? is nobody who can back them } 
u|) so well n= yoii. When Hobcri | 

says, "I mean to turn over a new leaf, 
and get up an hour before breakfast 
every day," don't say, "Thai's old, 
I've heard that about once a week for 
the last year or two," but s,iy, "That's 
a goml resolution, Uohert. Stick to 
it; and we'll see what wc can do lo 
imike that hour the plea.«antest one 
in (he day." When little May mus- 
ters up courage to wdiisper, "I'm 
trying to be a Christian," don't 'ook 
the other way and say, "Well, well, 
we'll see how long it will last," but 
.just put your arms around her, and 
look right into her eyes, and sav 
"God bless you dear May ! I'm trv- 
ing to be one too, and we'll help each 
other all we can." 

In a word, if you don,t want the 
eliildren to back into mischief, or to 
have occasion to l)ack out o' ivroni' 
positions, or to back down from right 
ones, then back them up. 


Marsh Cheek, ; 
Adams Co,, Pa. \ 


"In the groat prairies of the Far 
West, there grows a little flower 
called the 'compass plant.' You liave 
seen a compass, have you not, with 
its needle always pointing north- 
ward " 

" Like the needle of the compass, 
the flower of this little plant turns 
always to the north, never failing lo 
guide the traveller safely home. No 
mailer how thick the clouds may be, 
it<ll<>citn but find one liltle 
flower, he will be sure to find his 

"Dj you think it very nice, — this 
little, silent, pretty guide? I think 
j so; and 1 think it very nice that you 
and I have a compass lloiver loo ; not 
just like the one I have been Idling 
you about, to be sure, but a betkr 
I one, — belter because wo have it il v.ivs 
with us, while it guides us ju-i n- 

"We don't cM it 'compass flower 
we call it eonscienco.' But then it 
tells us very surely what Wa.y to go. 
Then, if we go where it guides, our 
liltle friendly flower smilingly nods 
its ajiproval, and somehow makes us 
iinitc happy ; and so, if wc go away 
from where it points, the little flower 
will droop, and wc are sad. 

"I-^t us take good care of con- 
science, ourcom|>n68 flower, my litlle 
friends, that it may not be hurt and 
die, and so we hwc our faithful guide 

Ihat ever points to the right way, I 

the way our heavenly Kalher wishes 
IIS to w.ilk in." 

I Many false things have more a))- 
pearance of Iruth, than things that he 
most true. 

Justice consists in doing no injury 
lo men ; tlecney in givin.; them no 


Dear PiU,rlm : —With pleasure Tvc 
report a series of meetings held in onv 
arm of Church, Marsh Creek, Adams 
Co,, Pa., the latter part of January 
A few days previous to the 13th, wc 
received a note from Bro. D. F. Ooo<I 
of Franklin Co., Pa,, stating that ho 
would he with us on the evening of the 
18th, enroute for Lancaster Co.. .-mrl 
would preach for us a few times, if ap 
pointmcnts were made, which were 
hastily made, and met by Bro. Good. 
The meetings to us proved bo refresh- 
ing, that we constrained Bro. Good to 
remain until the evening of the 18th. 
Wo had nine meetings at different, 
points, which truly only increased oui- 
hungering after the rich "manna." 
We prevailed on brother Good to re- 
turn again and labor with us, aftei- 
meeting his engagements in Lincaster 
Co. The meetings however were con- 
tinued in the abscencc of Bro. Good, hr 
brother Ephraim Stoner of Carroll Cp, 
Md., whoso zeal and energy in the 
cause, fully sustained the interest of 
the meetings. On the 22d, brothet 
Good returned agaiu, brother Stonof 
remaining until the 24th. The meet- 
ing was continued until the evenin" oT 
the 2flth. 

'The advantages and benefits of lliis 
united eft'ort in the vindicating of the 
causn of Jesus, is best understood b_o 
those who hear, see, and feel it. In 
hearing, to understand and believe the 
truth. In seeing, see'the mighty pow- 
er of (fod wrought by the preached 
Word of truth. In feeling, to feel th^] 
love of God shed abroad in the heart. 
Many of us can truly say that these 
meetings will long be remembered as a 
Hell feast, a " feast of fat things." 

While the rich blcising of grace wa3 
profusely showered around us, joy 
mingled with fear would steal around 
( our hearts, and tears often fill our eyes, 
the soul expanding with holy desires, 
with the hope of a glorious reward, and 
a blessed immortality at the right hand 
of God. Many mourned their sins auO, 
wept Jesus' love to know, " Many 
were called, but few chosen." Thoac 
who were baptized on the occ:isign. wc 
trust have truly put on Christ, Our 
dear brother Hummer was made the 
subject of unrestrained joy, in this 
j that the wife of his bosom, and d-'av 
I daughter, {whose heart had already 
became well filled with v.tnity,) both 
j meekly bowed to the feet of Jesus, and 
with a Mary of old. "chose the good 
part, which shall not be takcu aivay 
from them." Hope the joy of the 
dear brother and sisters may siill be 
further increased by other members of 
the family, sons and datightei-s. being 
g^itherod into the Fold of.Tesits. Uopo 
the socil sown chiring thc-o ra.'ctin^s 
may produce a copious harvest. 

P, S, Since the ab«)vo has bojn 

.---^^^^^==^7" TTZI Lord's Supper, ll.c Coromanlon of the the brethren in Ada»= 

viitton, three more prccioMSoals have I i^^o™ ,hc're.,u.rection of the dead an.l Lancwtcr Co., spent th 

Kcn mndc willing to follow Jcuns '" ^f elcrniil judgment, amlhovv thnt the I quite „ plcasiint mteiv. 

Co.. then to 
iree days, had 

been made willing 

the way. Among the number was 

dear brother Jacob and bin coro|.»t..on 

• saints tiie re.'turrecuon o» m^- •"•'"-"■• i^.'"'--""- ^.-., ^j. ^ . ", -n 
'" of elernal judgment, and how thnt the I quite a pleasant intemew wiib Jiro 
'"y powern that uiailc I'liaraoh's soothsay- ', j.^^„^ Reinbold, Joacpli 

:,!.. 1 ...1. „ I lIL.i. ciirncntS. would 1«» ...1 ».r ^.t),.!,- n 

^,,__ _ _ . _^__^ , Joacpli and Samuel! 

rods crawl like serpents, would 1 ]yjy^,.s „,.,i ,„any otlier members. Also 1 

Editor's Department. 

At home ! What a sweet souud there 

dear brother Jacob and bis companion. , ,,, ,ods crawl bke ^"P'^"'^' "j™™ i Myers, and many other members. Also i comforting 

/^ 1 ^.^r,. made to reioicc in the draw their mmds from the simplicity ; , ^1,^ gtate Isormal is m tneso wo 6 

Our «ouls were m uk to rgo | ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ spent "™ " j^^ Attended sev- the u.ind, and how relresbi ng to il c 

God of our salvation, in h... com g t , the i,J^^ ^_^^ ^^ ^^^ ^, „„,, .(.^""" .Mj K^ t „ in 1 ,...„,.. soul ! A place on earth tha, we 

God of our salvation, m ...., = , . 

J„sus. We as a family, ^ are now al , ^^^^^^ ^^.^ J^^ 

intbeFoldofCiod, five brothers and 
|„ar »istcr.H. Tliank the Lord that lie 
,,„i it into the hearts of our 


..hcnevcr wo suffer ourselves to be de 
luded, like Saul, the first king of Is- 
rael, who went to these bcniiclmi;.; 
poweis to seek consolation, the Kin ■ 

licaris oi ""■ |,..,..e..^ '-^ "— - — •■ ■ • • 

,. , ,„1 Dnnii'l to pay I doui is rent out ot our lianils, tlie gous 

,,,,.h,.en, M"-'"»"'' ^3'^;"P^'rtheearth ascending, we prostrate 
us a visit of love, to spend, nd be spent ^^^^^^.^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^ 

for Christ's sake, an< 
precious souls. 

si,endandbespen . "i .^^ on the ground, 

,d for the saving of ™ o^,^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^,^,.„^i ur,. 

Isaac I'i'outz. 

refuse to eat the meet of eternal life, 
and thus wc must forever perish. Oh. 
brethren be on your gaurd, watch and 
pray that you enter not into temptation. , ^ „ 
Our meeting closed with one appli- 1 ^j^,, 
cant for baptism Tears flowed freely, j^ 

era! meetings with the brethren 
Lancaster Co.,— should have been 
happy to have spent more time with 
them, but previous arrangements made 
me return again to Adams Co.. to re- 
sume our labors there witli the breth- 
ren. Returned the 22d, and the 
meetings were continued seven days 
more, and we trust with a good result. 

This Cburcli (Mavsli Creek) is presi- 

r, ded by Eld. David Bosserman, and _, 

-,...- weJ f'-eeb-. j^, ,, gii^rfy, Jlichael Bushman, and i,]c,Hled with our own,— who help us 

and strong appeals for more meeting | ^^^.^^ mocbcr are co-lal.overs. I iliink , ^^ ^^.^^. ^^,. tuvdcns of sonow and dis- 

and strong appeals for more meeting ; ^^^^^^, ^^.^ <,„.i„i,o,.crs. I 

There were two or three fr™ " .P "" ^ „„, 3„fe in saying, tliat the bioth- 
cnlled Tanner, about 20 miles distant] '-""'»•_, •> '.. - ■ 

I from fine Creek 

,out 20 miles distant^ ■■■ J^^ ^^^ ,„,,y „„,ers, 

said if we would gol^;;;°",,, „,a' appreciated the meetings. 

Bi;aun(>ton, W. Va^, \ 

I'eb. Otb, 1872. / 
Uar ri'ni-un: 1 ibonglit 1 would 
C.U tribute a few lines to yonr pai-er, 
ml then if yon think l>''"per von ean 
i;:;;;;,;;i,eiiand send them forth to I 

v„„r numerous '^"''';';::' „„,!;!h,;;;;„;, i there and hold a .neeting. they wtuld 1 e|y"r^;' -- -;r-- . ^^-^j,-^ 
reader ot youj pa pc > I"' f" ; Li„ ,,ith us Brethren, e.nnot some \ - ' -^. ^ ^^,^^^Uy ine. and by 
".'-■",'■"•''1 Tie I'ea n is, I am not of you go'? Re.member 'h. pric. fa ! ^'i„,e „,ore cLeful pruning, may bear 
noilieals. iue '^' \. _',.,_, , ! soul is worth more than the whole "' " ■ . .. - 

world. Anj of our ministers desiring 

to visit that locality, can write to Bro. 

Solomon Wilson, Orantsvillc, Calhoun 

Co., \V. V„. 

On the mornirg of the Tib were 

weary soul ! A place on earth that we 
may call our present or ttnicvary 
home, what charms gather around the 
Christian home. How sweet the mem- 
ories of the past, how sacred the tie 
that has kept them alive, how pure tlic 
love that grows stronger while days 
and years are passing by, how happy 
to dwell with those whom we dcaily 
love, wliosc very existence becomes 

ab'e to pav, Imving a family '" s"l- 
'ort. 1 » «'»1 ""• '<-'^"'" '"".","■.""' 
rp.-n-i"K ">" »"•■'! »'"' '^""'•"'"f 
,„ be people, but when an op|,oitu- 
,ilV presents itsell, I swallow the eon 
„,uiH of vonr sweet instmclions. 
1 will now sav that on the niorn- 
,, of the -.i'Jtb of Deeenlber I leP 
family- and 

appointments, and share with us in 
times of pleasure and enjoyments ; sym- 
pathize with us in our weakness, en- 
, -, courage us in faithfulness, mourn with 
l^^r -i^^fC'd^rth:™ ! us in our aBie.ions and distresses, aad 

and sisters at Marsh Creek, will not 
think us presumptous, if we say that 
the time we spent with yon, was spent 
vciy pleasantly, and we fondly hope 
vy., ...» - ^ , , , the "ood Lord will reward you i-or the 

traced our steps to Duck Camp, bad Lj^^j, ^f jove, and interat in the cause 

-....:.....-...„.. ,,;,Tlit n T^nritist minister I ,. 

, _ , lUL'Cliiig same night, a Baplist niinistcv 

in "eimipany with ] being prcsient, we had the pleasure of 
' ' staying all night with liim. He sur- 
rendered ever- p'.int at issue, and said j 
he wished his Cbuicli would cease! 
preaching lion-eBseiitiaU, and preach as I 
we do. Had meeting ibe next day. 
spolce from tlio text, " What is that to 
thee, follow thou me."— John 21 : 23, 

inv lainiiy, i...- 1 - ■ . 


„,,„„ising miiiisli'r ot this place, 
liaited out on a mission ol love to try 
and eall or pei>iiade.M,,ne to accept ol 
,|,,„,nns"fi'eeone,liation. I'lrs day 
iiavi'le.l 25 miles and reached the 
l,rethren on Indian Camp Found 
H,e members genera ly well but ,11 a 
lukewarm slate, had meeting batnr- 
,luyand Sunday. 'Ibis place needs 
a,^.tte,iti.m of our abP. iiiet lien. 
From thence we journeyed to liull- 
towii, litaxlon Co., a distance of 
"7 mile.<. Mail five meetings at the 
house of brother David Bosely, at the 
conelusion of wliicl. there were two 
who presenled themselves lor baplisin 
-thank the Lord, l'''""' I'"",'-; ^ 
iourneved to a phx'O e.alled Diiek 
('ami.; a small stream in (,ilmer to., 
distance fioa. BulUown 2.5 n.iles. 
Had meeting same evening. lbi» 
was the first time they ever heard tlie 
Brelhreii. By reipie-st we lei t an ap- 
pointment and pursued our journey 

of Jesus. 

D. F. Goou. 

EiSTox, W. Va. 1 
Feb. 6th '72. / 
f)<:ai- Fl'yriiii : — You came knock- 
in" at my door for admittance one ealai 
SaTibath moinitig, I took you in and 
bade you welcome, and since that time 

luee, 10..V.. ."- - - „ flvou "have bein moving around from 

We tliought this would he wel adapted .^ ou t, ^__^^ ^^ ^ 

to the occasion. At the conclusion, l ^^°',.^.^„!^";i ' ,„ ^ity. carrying the glad 
proved that tie cove w,.s If "f ''"''^'M '^ ^^^f ^oi news, and cheering 
and strong appeals were made for more | ^ " s k ^^,^^, ^„ ^^^ ,■„„ 

and strong appeals were made for inor 

pieacliing, some desiring the salutation 

ofihokiss. From here we journeyed 

„1-, he kiss. From l'»'^«'^J°';";''.yf 1 „;'; o^me over Jordan's cold 
,0 Braxton e< unty, vemamed a 1 nsU ous I ^^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^^^__^^_, 

with brother Samuel Galaslia, utxt 
moruing went tn t^iilt Li^-.k, liail niuet 

You came to me as a stranger, but now | 
that I have seen and known, I would 

rejoice with us when we are delivered 
from tUem. Who love us, who pray 
for us, who weep over our misforiunci, 
and rejoice over our triumphs, who lift 
us up when we fall, and stand by as 
when we stand; and gently reprove us 
when we err, and teach us how to do 


Then there is one place at leatt, ei. 
this sin-cursed earth, that we may de- 
light to call our home, but there is stiU 

sweeter music in the word home. L 
vibrates over the vast ocean of time 
,-3, and ebeer,ng>totheeternalmansionsoftheb,esse 
in its way from | and sweetly reverberates back inlo ll. 

it best to speak from the Commission 
At the conclusion, two came forward 
for b;*ptism. After the usual instruc- 
tions, which look place at the water, 
brother Edwards asked permission to 

the'eiiy of Destruction to that" glori- j ^^^i „f the weary pilgrim on earth, am 

imparts an encouraging impulse to k» 

uiiritual life, and Inspires his drooping 
■ lively hope, tta' 
lift, him above the mean thhigsof 
earth, and fixes bis heart in God. 

We are at our home this ple»iit 
afternoon; the outside world to us 1. 

wiiu oiui.iei .J.,......,. --■—-■-, ' ,1,.,. I liave seen anil Known, x wouiu sp"." i— • , 

moruingwenttoyaltLie.k,ln,dmr^-,^^ ,^.i„, „,. I oul with a bright and lively hope, tl, 

iuginasehoo-house. IwoMaiods^^t^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^,,„,„, „, 

circuit riders being P«f_''V."°*;"£: | ,01. -your pleading voice said, '• I am 

one whom it is well to welcome," and , 
on your face is the stamp of puriiy and , 
uprightness, thevofore come. ! 

NTebt, with her many shadows has ■•'•-■■""' ' „,.„pntion of an occa .u ^ " g ^^^^^^^ h.s no ter- V™t, with the exception 
spuak. Uo then said, '-ftooder and, alui.uom^^^^^^^^^^^^^.^ ^^.^^ ^^ ^j ,„„e lonely 

amazement hath brought you licre to I ioi» '-'>""' \ ,__, ,,!.,„, „.°_ . ... , .... ,-„.,i,i„ huuiminS 

„■ u^nta,,:! pifrsued ,mr journey amazement ^''^^^'Tf^^r^ X ^ '"«! a l«-r running through and per- 
„ Vine Creek, Calhoun county, a. IS- see me and my wife ''■'P"«\'';. ">.,^ ,„,;„' vorvlhing, that robs her ol 
■tnee, from DneU Camp, of 20 miles, this'.' I ha™ been a professo toi .1 = .^_ =^^^j 1^,^ 1,^,,, ,^i^,, 

inter bird, and the feeble liuu.mi.iS 
of bees that have been invited out, t 

Arrived at brother Wil 
ning; no appoinlment that 
we eni.ived ourselves around the hre- 
siUe iii a social eliat, ami ene uiragiiig 
one another on our journev to the 
Celestial Cilv. KeM mornioj.', bai- 
urday, the 0th, of January, eommene- 
cd our uieetiiig in a sebool-honse, speak- 
ing to a eongregalion that never heanl 
llio brethren beloro. Brother W ilson 

20 miles, this-; I have been a professor tor ::i ; J-"^—;^^ ,= j ,1,, 1,^, with «' 1"==^ ""'^^ ""'"= "^, .„e„, , 

same eve- yea«, and I thought 1 was all right ( '-' ,,Pj^ .^'^' ^;. ^ !,,,„„.,, ,,l,i,.h the sudden change in the atmos bu 
night, so but wheti I heard the Word pv^aeh d "0 ■ ^^'o commune^ witli it° Maker. , ti,,. Sunshines brightly, and tlie^.u. 

I found I was wron 

mVi ' . ;»•>' the soul can eommune willi Us Maker 
I found 1 was wrong. ^^ by was 1 ' , t^'o ^o , ^^_.^ ,._.^,^ ^,,^ ,,^ „f 

Because my «-''-; ;"f; '-;. "J^ I „:' choice, wo must listen to nature's 
and now 1 have lound way am 1 , ,, „„,, 

iuteiul to enter mat the door AH ^j ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ,,„„, ,j„u 
ter baptism tbo meeting edosed and i , ■" 

stayed all night with Bro. Wesley 
lleeter,— next day went to biolber 
David Bosely's —had meeting, b,.p 

1 bretliren Deioro. i>.oi.iv. ,, 1,0,,.. i^,., ,««,-.,-., - - - u. 

•ind wife were the only members of our ti/.ed one and restored two. ihus oui 
fotevnity residing in that locality of' meeting closed, and we returned home. 

an abscLCe of fourteen days, — 

-0 ntrv He moved fmm liarlwur after an abserce of fourteen di 
eleven years ago, and never could gel found all well-thank the Lord. 



isol;iti;>l, yet Goil i:* near us to 
to comtbiL uii«L lo cliccr. Wc 

The Sun shines brightly, and tlie «m 

breath of Spilng seems to ''«" S""' 

sermons f'm ' out over the larul. The ice-bounJ ^'^ 

oiimatc crea- is being f.eed from its fetters, an ^^^ 

nature seems to rejoice quietly a " 

il^ti;: i;;;;;d mountains, the peaces , ing liberated from the cold cmh-"^^^ 
flowing river and .juict pastoral scenes, 1 stem winter. ■r>ui' 

eieveii J,.,...' ",.^-, .; 

any of the brethren to preach for liim 
Iwforo. Duiiug this meciing which 
iMtod three days, we made urgent ap 
iwals to the people to come to the Cos- 
pel light, and lo walk in all the laws, 
atJilntew ni.d judgments of (ioel blame- 
bss, and to draw tbeni to the words ol 
ir avlorablo Savior, the ne'ces-ity ot . 
iiitb and vepcutanee. We speko on | 

illltll anu vepciuaiiee. " e- ^y^-^v .i.. 

Trine Immersion. Veef.vasbiog, the ' January and spent nv 

Yours in love. 

John W. Fitzei'.alp. 

Wavxk-uobo, Pa. ( 
Ot'U VISIT TO Lkxcaster -VNU AL'. 
AMS Co., Pa. 
^Yc left home on the 13ih of 

from which to draw our ■' lessons in ! 
life, " but more than all these wo have j 
tlio'bl.sscd Wold, and fioiu thence ob- j 
lain that living water, whose spring is 
fast by the throne of God. Still some- 
times we long lor the feet of those who 
bear healing to the weary, and some- 
tiuies think it long 'till the servant 
comes to deliver the Master's message. 

I'ray for us that our light may not go ' ^^.„„,,. ,^. 

out 111 daikness, neither may we grope [ ° j Sabbath 6«v""' 

,n the thorny path. , o"« "^ ""' ^^^'"'^ "' ^„ ,„,! kmS 

In the one hope. L II. M. ! called the Corner S. H., 

■at home." How long this «il"™;' 
limie lobe our home no do net k" j 
and when these time assoeiat.oas «" 
be broken up, is also unknown t" >■ 
neither does that trouble us i.o«.^' 
we believe we have another and.' 
the eternal worlJ- 

ter home, away in 

Having returned an hour ago- 




oomrortabljr entertained at home, our provrs very unfortunate to I lie tlicory 
mind wrt3 lod to the foregoing roflec- as will sip | car to every c.rnVnl mind, 
tions, and now reverts to the sermon of | after u careful reading, 
this morning, delivered by the office 
Editor, H. B. B, from the words "God 
is our refuge and strength, ii very 
prosjnt help in tremble " — 46 Psalm 
There is much beauty and comfort in 
this text, and the manner and style in 
which it was shown up to the congre- 
gation, ^va3 w«ll calcnUtcd to awaken 
a "cncral interest in the uiinds of all 
present. The figures contained in the 
Mosiic law were brought to bear upon 
tlie subject, which made it a dainty 
feast to those who had alreidy fled to 
lb:it refuge, the Church of the living 
God, Hnd served as an importint war- 
ning; lesson to those who are yet away 
from the "City nf refuge," with their 
!i;iJids stained with murderous blood, 
and their souls polluted witli sin and 
guilt, exposed to the vengeance of God 
at the iiands of the great arch-enemy 
of souls. 

We now close our reflc.itions for tiie 
present, hoping that all Pilgrim read- 
ers have not only pleasant and h;ippy 
homes on earth, but that they have 
secured a home in Heaven, in tho city 
of tho etornal God, our only sure and 
safe refug?. G. B. 


Will some nrothergive information 
thrnngli the Pilc;rim upouthetbl- 
lowiiig query : I John 5 : 8. " And 
there are three, that bear witness in 
earth, the spirit, and the water and 
the blood, and these thice agree in 

Wliat spirit and what blood has 
the apostle reference to ? In the pre- 
vious verse wo read of the Hidy 
Ghost bearing witness with the 
Word and the Father. Is there any 
ftifference between the spirit and 
the Jlcily Ghost? C. ^KSS. 

pear Brother-: I wish to have vour 
opinion on the fuHowiiig passnpe of 
scripture: "And they said, Believe 
oil the Lord Jesus Christ, and thon 
ehalt be saved, and thy house. And 
they spake tiiito him I'he word of the 
■Lord, and to all tliat were in hi,-j house, 
■^nd he- t.iuk Ihem the f^ame h.air of 
*he iiigiii, and washed tlu-ir stripes; 
and^ was baptized, he and all his, 
strai^ditwHv, And when he had brought 
them into his house, he eet meat be- 
fore them, and rejoiced, believing in 
*^utl with all hi.s i.on.e." 

Remarks. The wide world has 
Wn ransacked, and language con- 
f^trucd into every iniagluabJe shape 
or 6"guification ia order to get a few 
''household" baptisms, but the Bible 
bus proven so unproliHc that they 
«0"ld not do better than settle down 
«'» ll'c case of the jaiW, but thii 

The jailor "came trembling and fell 
down before Paul and Silas" in the 
prison. Thirtieth verse. "And brought 
them nul." 7hry are vow out oUht 

Thirty-.«!econd verse. '*A,nd thev 
spake unto him the word of the Lord, 
ovd to aU that urre in his hoitsf." 
Paul and Silas are now in the jailor's 
liousc, speaking tu him and his house- 
hold the words of the Lord, and no 
<loubt but what ommig other thinge 
they told tiicni, "He that bolieveth 
and is baptized shall be saved." 

Thirty-third verse. "Ami he took 
theni the same iiour of the night an<l 
washrd their stripes and jratfbttpli;t:rf, 
he and all his, straightway." They 
are now oiU of the honsr and during 
this time Lhejiilorand liis household 
\\ere baptized 

Tiiirty fimrlh verse. "Ami when 
he had brought them into his house" 
They are no-v baptized and brought 
back again into the house when meat 
was set before tliera, and tlie jailor 
and alt his are rejnicing in that, that 
they have bi-en "born of water an<l ut 
the Pi)Irit." 

Ueiieaus.\i.. Tliroiigh the pow- 
erful manifestations of (iod thejait- 
wr is convicted of his own sinfuluf^-' 
and that Paul and Silas are the ser-- 
vants of God. Having a desire to be 
saved, and also his family, he lakes 
tlieni into his house and tliey there 
speak uHto him the word of the Lord, 
and be spake to aU that were in the 
house the word of the X-,ord, showing 
that they were all eapeble of hearing 
and believing the word. They alt be- 
came citnverted and wisiied to bo bap- 
tized. They take them out .ind bap- 
tize thejn, after which they all return 
again to the iiouse — meat is set before 
them and all rejoice. "Were they 
baptized in the house or not?" As 
there Ik nothing said about t*''l^''ig I Ano'^tle 
them in the house to baptize ihem, 
but thai they were taken out as the 

fer from u«, we cr\ndidly believe that, 
were it not for the cartial disposition 
of avoiding the cross in genuine bap- 
tism, or burial with Christ, and a de- 
sire to substantiate infant baptism in 
household baptisms, the Christian 
world wouki not be troubled with 
such questions. 

AM ihc figures and circumstances 
attending recorded instances of Chris 
tian baptism are strongly in favor of 
Immersion, whicli beautifully coin- 
cides with "being born of water," and 
illustrates the figure nf being buried 
with Christ in baptism. This is also 
what the original term for baptism 
signifies, ancl what all men, of 
"all denominations acknowledge to be 
a true and valid baptism. As Lvdia 
was at the "river side" at the time, it 
is quite rational to believe that she 
was buried in baptism or immersed. 
Acts 2: '11. You ask, "Could 
twelve men immerse three thousand 
in one day?" "We never liked the 
idea of making calculations in regard 
to the word of the Lord, but if it wa* 
written tliat the twelve apostles bap- 
tized three tiujusam! in one day we 
would say thai the same nund)er could 
be immersed because the terms are 
equivalent, but it snys, "The same 
day there were 'fWt'f/ unto tbcni ab<)nt 
three thousand sonN." Nov/ wlilioff 
and baptizing are quite two things." 
It is very evident that a goodly num- ' 
bcr of tliat vast assemblage were of 
John's converts and therefore bad 
been baptized. "'J'hcn wont out to 
him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all 
Jordan, and were baptized of him in 
Jorilan." All of such as were now 
convinced t!mt Jcsu8 was the ('hrist 
(lid not need to be re-baptized. ' /t 
■WKiVQ ailded to tho churdj. This-'^ve 
j think to be a rational conelusion, but 
i if any wish to gainsay this theory, we j 
would inform them that in addition ] 
: to the "Twelve" there were other scv- ' 
cnty ivho, under ibe direction of the 
would l>e lawfiil adminis- 
trators, making in all eighty-two, 
I which would make an average of on- 

ed to prop up a ba.seles3 dogija 
would rcvrr be ndvyrrtd. 


Wm. 15. Ski.i,. 'J'lic [rootage on sin- 
gle copy of ihe Pilgrim is 5 cents 
|>cr quarter, and ini |Hist-m:i9ler can 
collect any more. W'lien more are 
sent .n a pack to one aililrcss the post- 
age will be at tlie rate of ."j rents f.v 
Ricli f.iur ounces per quarter. Four 
Pii.ORiMS do ni.t weigh qniie (bur 
ounces, therefore that nnmber can he 
.sent in a pack to one address at five 
cents per ([uartc or twenty cents per 
year. No post-master should charge 
more or Ins. If they do they should 
he reported. 

BacIv Numbeh-s. Our supply of 
No. 1 's entirely exhausted. We can 
still s»[iply from No. 2. Sul)scri()- 
tions may commence at date and run 
one year or to the end of the year at 
the rate of 11 cents per nn.nlli. 


W.\00N'I5R-\V0I,FE-Al the rosiilenci 
orilic liiidiN .Inn. lllli. 1872, by .Marlin 
NcliiT, EWor J.VCOU W.YGONER ol 
Clinlon n)imtv. lucl., to Bister U.VNXAIl 
WOM''B, or I'iutt county, 111. 

ED(!EC;0>IIi— WINE-Al the resldeace of 
lite l;nUL*'.'* purc-nts. in Pinlt county III,, 
Feb, 1st. 1H72, by Mcinio Stnntlcf. broth- 
er Wn,I,I.lM iJDGKCOMB to sister 


anguttge plainly implies, wecm.eludc, ■ |^, ^,,„^( tl.irly-siN for each adminis- 
very rationally too, (hat they v\renot ' 
ba])iized in the house, but at .some 

suitable place where the ordinance 
could bo attended to according to Di- 
vine appointment. 

I Ira tor, making it pos.Mible for three 
thfuisand to be immersed in less tliau 
one liour, but as before, we say, we do 
not believe that there were that num- 

MAUY lIKKIilNG. Born MnrdiS.-^tli, 1774, 
diuil I'Vb. Till 18T2 ; agcU !)7 years, lU 
moiillis, atiU 13 days, was thflirict" notice 
n-iid l)y filler D. H, Slilley iiflortlie close 
ui his iinii^nU si'i-mnn in itie Beavcrdain 
mcetinij-lioiisr, KretlricU county. Md. 
U. I*. Savler. 

LYDAY.— On Tuesday Feb. (Jlh 1872, sis- 
ter I.YDAY, wife of Eld, Siunuel Lyday 
of the Mnnnr con;,'''<'gation, Indiana 
county, I'ti., ftgeU yo years. 


iJESHONO.— In the Maple Grove congre- 
iraliou. Ashland eminly, Ohio, Nov, Ifilh 
aged U7 years, 1 1 uionthB.and 28 day«. Fu- 
neral sltvIccs by U. W<>rkman the writer 
and othcre, from Col. U: 1,2. 

Wm. S,^dler. 

POFFENREHGEn.— In the Lower FaU 
Creek ClniieU, Miidirton county, Ind., sis- 
ter CA'I'ilAItlN'E wite of brother Eli 
l»UI^FKXr.El{<;EIt. Sister Catharine 
was born in /Rockingham coiiuiy, Va. 
Sept. 18th, ISOO. and died Feb. 4lh. 1372; 
aged 07 years. 4 munths, and 17 ilays. — 
Funeral services by brother J. W. 
McClure nndntheiB. from Matt. 24; 44. 
]'ii>itor please copy. 

M. J. .^fcCl-CKE. 

jer baptized on that occmmon, neither: .y ° 
■ , , I ^^i"-"*' 

oes the word t*o teacli. 

Will siune one ot'the bretliren give [ ^j^ 

an explanation of Acts 16: 14,1-3,! 

Also Acts 2: 41. i This Is one of the .skeptical argu- 

Dakikj. \V.\r;A>tA\. meutfi brought to bear agaiu'it immer- 

As we have been giving our vio^vs sion. When ail others (ail they then 
in regard to the jailor we will idso fall back on impossibililie.*;, but every 
brielly notice the above, with the un- reflecting; mind must see that there is 

derstanding that the views of olhep 
will also be acceptable. 

With duo respect (o those who dif- 

no impossibilities aboni lb' penlieos- 
lal baptls'M wiien viewed frimi a ra- 
tional standpoint, and was it notnetd- 


A. P- Miller 

S 1.2.3 

.\. S. Jifclittil 


Mrwe,,. Miller 


Mtirv M liriudlc 


(u'or^e Kinny 


Jesse Oiiuitrt 


K. W, .Sloiicr 


A Ji. Briimitaugli 


V. M. 


Dnvid Miller 

1 7.00 

S. M, Pretzman 


I'etcr Kntivel 


D. R. Savler 


Wm. H. Reber 





A KiiHsiaii mairiy^^e i-s always a 
R'ci^lity aH'uir, the ceremony At tlie 
oliurcli corisiiminj;at least two hours; 
but that |):irt luting tlic elirnax <if ihe 
h;i|>py ovtiil, it i-* no wlhi: con.siderc-l 
irliMunc, Not wo, however with the 
j>rciKiiatory ainingement". The tn-ii-i-' 
eeaii an<l tlie collecting ot household 
g<TuiIs are atlairs of serioun nintnent to 
the younj; lady's fiiniily. Not only 

§arrnoNtH of every di.-<cription by the 
(./i-n are rtrjuirud, Ijiil all manner of 
crwkery, silver ware and houMeliold 
fiirniuiru in lie liargain. For a 
young couple, as in this country, to 
wait until afier their marriage to fur- 
ui-h liie house would never be conn- 
ten >nccd. Tlie bride muht bring eve- 
lything with her as nearly as she 
can. Among tin; indi.Hpcnsable art'.- 
olo^ are : the housi; linen, kitchen 
nlcnsilH, (able hitvicch and a piano, 
and in order (o provide these articles 
j>.'M('ni8 t'i' limited nieain commence 
from tlx ir girl.-*' earliest childhood to 
lav anide arliclis lor that purpose, 
and ofieu Icng be/nre any attention 
ivliatev(;r has o ■cured, undergarments 
flrc made at odd times and reserved 
fnv the hoped for event. 

Among (he wealthy the outfit is 
tivmendons, the rpiaiitity if clothing, 
linen and tat>Ie w;ire beini; ^iiHieieiitly 
large to last throughout the lady's own 
bfe, and give ^ome i f her daugliters, 
\vhen the, r turn comes, a coinfuriabi 
'wtling up." The husbands elect, 
Owovor, contributes his share, in the 
V ay ofjewels, ornamenls, ite. After 
ihu marriage festivities are over tin* 
young pair retire to their new home, 
the ehuttles fldlowJng in tlie lumber 
wagons peculiar to the country. — 
fiighteeii for the bridegroom and six- 
teen lor the bride are the earliest 
ages at which a couple may be mar- 
ried, and eighty lor a man and sixty 
fiira woman the latest. Fourth mar- 
riages are not allowed, antl a third i.« 
oonwidered anythini>: but proper. To 
belong to the ortlnnlux eliurch is al- 
most compulsory iu Russia, and eon- 
He(piently every aet of a Kussian's 
life is more or less eoniteeted with 
his religitm. Therefore a marriage 
must be religiously legal to be legal 
nt all. A seci)nd tnarriage places the 
parties undi-r a penanee of two years. 
Marriage bcLwetMi kindred, however 
far distant, even unto so called "lor- 
ty-seeond cousins" is against the law, 
and considered by all Russians as an 
abomination. Neither may a voung 
person nvirry a (Jod-pucnt, the lat- 
ter e-anin;^ under the head of "spir- 
itual relaiious." IViests marry but 
once, and althougli there is no law 
forbidding a priest's widow marry- 
ing a second time, it \» by no means 
cousidei-ed "the thing," and should 
the lady pei'sist in becoming engaged, 
".he may he sure of making a sensa- 
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VOL. 3 


NO 9 

Silerlf.d *y IV. A. C. 


We have heard ft blesaej story, 

Of a liome from sorrow free, 
In i> realm of wonarous glory. 

Just beyond life's IrouWed sen. 
There the OelJs are over vernal. 

Free frovn winter's withering bligLt ; 
Spring time over, youth eternal. 

Golden harps and raiment white. 
There the loved, who wait to greet us, 

Sing lor joy the Lamb's sweet song ; 
There the pore will smile to see lis, 

Safe among tlieir angel throng, 
That sweet home is never broken, 

Never clouded by a tear, 
There no patting words are spoken. 

Nor of death the slightest fear. 
Shall we spend our life In gaining. 

Only transient earthly toys ? 
Rather than where Christ is reigning, 

Seek for Heaven's eternal joys. 
Turn we then to joys immortal. 

Where earth's sorrows come no more ; 
Glad to pass through death's dark portals. 

To that fair celestial shore. 


PSAl.MS,,6, BETH. 

Dear Friend : — According to pre- 
vious niiuoiiiicement, we proceed to 
tlie cxpIhiiatioK of tlic weiglity and 
all important quRstioa, llie happiness 
of God's fallen creatures, and the plan 
He has adopted to bring out again 
the g'.orioua and ha[ipy state and con- 
dition in wliicli men in the creation 
were placed, and from wliich disabe- 
dieiice, transgression and sin has 
deprived him. We will therefore 
candidly look to the Testimony. We 
may be somewhat lengthy and desul- 
tory on tlie points connected, but hope 
you will with a good degree of pa- 
tience, boar with us and follow to the 

The first point in order seems to be 
the existence of the Deity, or the 
existing Power, or combination of 
Powers, to call into being the things 
originating and constituting the cre- 

From the account wo have in Holy 
Writ, notliiug of Heaven aud earth 
existed before the beginning, nor any 
of the vain objects which we behold. 
God aloiie, self-existing, with all 
Power, might, strength, wisdom, 
knowledge, foresight, justice, love 
and merev, these an<l many more 
cjualities of a Divine and infinite na- 
ture, organized and united together 
constituted that Power, by which the 
universe wascrealed aud brought into 

existence. When we take this vast 
work into consideration, and view the 
formation of the many different ob- 
jects on this earth, and look, even 
with au inexperienced eye, and an 
unenlightened understanding in 
srienty, at the firmament, and behold 
the order of the planelary system, 
tiic harmony of the .Sun, moon and 
innumerable stars in their own des- 
i'-^natcd course. Also on tho order 
given and prescribed to the vegetable 
and animal creation, for their perpet- 
ual continuance, each filling il.s own 
designated purpose, then the conclu- 
sion must be, tliat He, or that Being 
or Power that has brought all this 
into existence aud upholds the .same 
in sucli perfect order, without clash 
or disturbance, cannot be else than 
God supreme,— higher than any crea- 
ture can attain, and to which none of 
the works of His Creation 3au be 
compared. Although men creaftS 
after His image and likeness are so 
inferior, that even in their first created 
stale, no reasonable com|>arison can 
consistently be made. — But here we 
are at au item which from the ]iopu- 
lirity it has, should be noticed and 
not overlooked. It is that men are 
created after the image of God and 
in His likeness ; that God is also 
fashioned in the likeness of men, or 
in other words that God has a body, 
like the body of men. Some hold 
that man lost the likeness of His 
Creator by his fall. We have a doubt 
on this point. for the testimony 
that God is a spirit, aud not in the 
form of men, we take Christ's own 
words, "God is a spirit, and they that 
worship Him, must worship Him in 
spirit and in truth." — John 4:24. 
Also. "For a spirit has not flesh and 
bone as ye see me have." — Luke, 24 : 
39. It therefore seems unreasonable 
to conclude that God is a body, or 
in a bodily shape like men. The 
words in Genesis, 1 : 26, "Let us 
make man in our image and likeness, 
and let them have dominion over the 
fi.shofthe sea, and over the fowls of 
the air, and over the cattle, and over 
all the earth, and over every creeping 
thing that oreepeth upon the earth," 
has no allusion to likeness of body, but 
rather to a likeness of power and do- 
minion under God, as tho words clearly 
! imply, when it says that man should 
■ have doD:inion over fish and fowl &e- 

The body by itself cannot act, but the 
spirit and body united, can do all thinga 
of an earthly nature. So men possess 
a limited creative power, but this acts 
or operates only through the spirit, or 
what wo call the mind, which acts 
through every member in the body, 
the same as God acts through every 
part of tho universe by His combined 
attributes. We cannot see the mind, 
no more than we can see God, yet we 
can perceive its actions the same as we 
can notice those of God. Every pain, 
every touch, light lus it may be that 
tho'^body comes in contact with, is felt 
through the mind. So it is in the 
universe, whatever transpires is known 
to God, who is the life of its existence, 
the same as the mind or spirit is the 
life, being, and regulator of the action 
of the body. If God were a body, then 
He would also be a person, and would 
be visible and present only at one place 
afa time, He could therefore not be 
Omnipresent, and bo short of other 
perfect attributes wherewith He up- 
holds all things. The words " Let us 
make man in our image," would indi- 
cate that more than one Creator and 
person were present and assisted in 
creating and forming the universe, yet 
as this cannot be the case, the conclu- 
sion must be that the one and only 
Creator consists of united parts, and 
these parts to he separately named, to 
bo termed attributes. The God of 
creation, the God of Redemption, and 
the God of sanetification, is udmitled 
on all sides to be only one God. So it 
will bo equally admitted that the God 
of love, of goodness, of mercy, of power 
of might, of wisdom, of benevolence, of 
justice, of righteousness, of foreknowl- 
edge, &c, is tho only true God. And 
as these attributes of God, the same as 
our five senses are no bodies, nor uni- 
ted make a body, but are invisible 
powers and form a perfect oigani/.aiion, 
and constitute the mind, soul and spirit, 
and being of man, so also the Divine 
attributes folln and constitutes a per- 
fect God, or the being of (iod. 

That God had allusion when lie said 
"Let us make man in our image "to 
His own combined powerful organiaa- 
tion is evident. He is a spirit, and in 
order to make or create His likeness. 
He had to call into being another pow- 
erful organization such as the spiritual 

system in man 

The formation of the 

body, and the connection of the spirit 

formed another part in the progress of 
the creation. Also when the Creator 
called the animals into existence, bo<liQi 
of great similarity to the body of man, 
were created. In comparing them with 
the body of men, we find in them natti- 
ral endowments of life, and its returning 
again into decay and non-existence » 
strong resomhlancc. Should the same 
resemblance or likeness also exist be- 
tween man and God? No, this maj 
not be. 

Again, after man had sinned, haci 
eaten of the Tree of knowledge of good 
and evil, and lost his former estate, 
God said, "Bejiold the man is become 
as one of us, (as one of His attri- 
butes) to know good and evil, and 
now least he put forth his hand anJ 
take also of the Tree of life, and eat 
and live forever." — Gen. 2; 22. In 
tliis we see that man had not attained 
in tiw. creation to the tiill likeness of 
the Creator, but that he through 
disobedience attained to fuller perfec- 
tion in the likeness and image of 
God. This would have to bo the 
the conclusion according to that the- 
ory, for what likeness means in one 
place, it also means in an other. But 
here it is spoken of as pertaing to ,1 
likeness in knowledge, one of God's 
attributes. So also should the like- 
ness aud image in the other place be 
underslood as pertaining lo God's at- 
tributes, and not to a likeness, image, 
and similarity of being, person, or 
body of eilherthc Creator or creature. 

With these remarks, we proceed 
on the subject to the dillerent periods 
where God manifested Himself in 
various ways and for dilforeflt pur- 
poses. But it should Iw noticed that 
in the old dispensation, and beiore 
the advent of Christ, (iod had not 
fully revealed Himself to His crea- 
tures, because it was even before the 
creation of the vv<Mld, ordainel, that 
Christ, God's only Son, should fill 
that office, and accomplish this mis- 
sion in God's own appointed time and 
way. Hence the |uoper and r> ason- 
able conclusion, that according as 
the ancient writers liad the under- 
standing ot God, so they described 
I Him in His nature and action. The 
' historical de-cription of the crcatioD 
is given to us in that sense, and is by 
ni«ny understood in too literal • 
1 sense, or misunderstood altogether. 



and na tlio underatamlingof thcnnture, 

(li.-<po.sitioi), existence, aruJ being of botli 
Go'i ami man, is tlic gnmtl work of al! 
Buccccdiiig idc'is or oiiinion^, it in nol 
much wonder lliat so many conflicting 
8eiitimi.iit.s and different beliefs arc 
afloat in the world. If a strict search 
and regard for tlieir correctness ^vcre 
made, and a failhful and honest study 
fi;r oljrtorvance only pursued, conflict- 
ing aentimcnlH could not find their way 
in the he;irl3 of men. Yet some sttuly 
more the woilts of men, and the acicnce 
of intcrpretatiun of the works of God 
fur their Jiiitli, and sight of the 
flicred Word itself In such caaoi it 
Cnn hardly be posdiblc that ibo Son of 
of God iH more understood now, than 
lie was when on llii mission on cnrtii, 
to reveal and make known His Fsilh- 
Cr'swill. To know the Father as He 
in, we nnist learn of the iSon, who was 
sent and came to reveiil Ilim. To ail 
Ihis wo havo Clirista own AVonl for 
testimony, "AH thing.-) are delivered 
untu me of my Father, iind no man 
ku'jwetli the Sou but iho Fnliicr , nei 
ther knoweth any man the I'atbcr save 
the Sun, and to whom the Son will re- 
veal Him." \Vc may infer from this 
also that the knowledge of eacli other, 
as Father and Son, has nol jillusion to 
pcraon)ilaoi|nainUince, for tlie Son, or 
Jesus Christ peraoually or bodily was 
known cxlonslvely wliile on His mission 
on earlh, but as to His nature, as the 
Son of (iod, or His 8j)iritual capacity, 
lie w;is as liltlo known as the Fatlier. 
Therofovo t!io conolusiou is, that by 
God the Father, and His Son Jesus 
Christ, no two diflorent peinons are 
to be understood, aw we understand 
our earthly father and iiis son to be 
two lUit a liarnionious relationship of 
a spiritual nature, an afllnity in na 
tai'e, power and disposition united for 
iho welfare of the human family, and 
their regeneration the same as the ef- 
forts of an honest earthly father and 
liis dutiful and faithful Hon, in trying 
tp ])rovido for the maiuiainaney and 
Comforla of the father's iamily. In 
conclusion, we will say that we do not 
progress on tho subject as expected, wo 
will iheroforo continue a little further 
«n our next. R. I. 

flttiience, sonciity, wisdom, and piety ; 

and tho king, willing to profit by tlie 
Iiislruclion of the holy man, p:uil him 
a visit. lie found him in sackcloth, 
lying in a cave surrounded by high 
rocks on tho borders of a wilderness. 

"Holy man," said tlic king, "I 
come to learn how I maj be iiappy." 

Without giving any reply, the der- 
vIhc led the king to the rugged path- 
way to the phiee, til! lie brought him 
in front of a l.igh rock, near the top 
of which the eagle bad built hcracria. 

"Why Iius the *aglc built her nest 

peuds np(ui Him as his sacrifice. Then ' love." — Gal. 5:6 It is not an idle 

God who was angry is reconciled, sin 
in pardoned, and he is justified. This 
method harmonizes the whole Scrip- 
ture, and every condition, as well as 
every position, tliat poor man may b'.* 
in, is plain, simple, and easily under^ 
stood by anyone who is not already 
prcjudicetl against experimenlul re- 
ligion, or like the Jews of old, depmd 
entirely on their own works. Arc 
we not all to bo savcfl by an attone- 
nicni, and should not God require a 
dependence upon thai atonement as a 
condition of salvation ? The great ob 

"Doubtless," said ri'cking, "that | j*'^^'"" ^y sonie to this doctrine is. 

it may be out of the way of danger." 
"Thea imitate the birtl," said the 
dervise; "bnihl thy throne in lieave-i, 
and thou shall reign tliere nuinolcsted 
and in peace." 

Now the king woubl have given 
the dervise a hundred pieces of gfdd, 
if he would have acccplud it, iur this 
pricious piece of advice. It may be 
us useful to ynii as to the king, for 
yoti are all as much interested in be- 
ing happy as he was. As the eagle 
built her nest on the rugged rock, 
build your hope on the "iiock of 
Ages." As the devise told the king 
to erect his thnmo in heaven, so 
I tell you to ''seek those things which 
arc above, where Christ slttclh on the 
right hvind of (iod. Set your allVc^ 
tions on things above, nol on the 
things oi the earth," Do this, and 
you will be above tho reach of dan- 
ger for time and eternity .—A'. S. Jotir- 


Once upon a lime there lived a 
powerful king, who reigned over a 
largo and fertile country. He had 
crowns *y{' guld and pearls, and scep- 
tres of ivory and pvi'cious stones. — 
His treasury was full df the ct^stly 
things of the earth ; tens of thous- 
ands of armed men were ready to 
obey his bidding, and liis dominion 
extendetl fWnn sea to sea. liut with- 
out (Jod's blessing worldly j)ossessions 
are but :mi increase of care, and as 
this luiglity monarch feared not God 
lie was iiit»«atis(ied and unhappy. 

In the dominions of tho king (here 
Jivr.l ocertaiiJ dcrviee, famed for ab- 

[Comiudc'l from laM week.] 
In one place it is said, "We have 
redemption through His blood, the 
Ibrgiveness of our sins." in auotiier 
place that "we arejustificd by His 
blood." When God partlonsour sins 
through the merit of Hi.s Son, there 
is no more charge against us than if 
ivo had never sinned. "Who shall 
lay anything to the charge of God's 
elect? It Is God that jnstifieth, who 
is ho thai condcmneth ? It is Christ 
that died."— Rom. S : 33 : 34. We 
arc jnslifled by Faith, and justifying 
Faith implies two things: First, a 
full persuasion, upon proper evidence 
that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of 
the world, and secondly, a complete 
dependence upon Ilim as our Savior. 
Without this persuasion, we .shall 
never apply to our blessed Lord j and 
without this dependence, we shall 
never led His power to save. (This 
accounts fur the difleranee of opinion 
on experimental religion.) Faltli iloes ' 
not justify as a merltorial act ; but as 
a term or condition, which God re- 
quires of man. To illustrate, wc 
lake a penitent sinner, who desires 
pai-don. lie cannot bo pardoned 
without a sac r I flee. Christ, (his pass- 
over,) was sacrificed for him. He 
believes tlic report, and firmly do- 

that it .''eta aside the necessity of 
pra<-iical rcllgiim ; but when it is 
understood, that justifying Faith 
necessarily ]>roduccs good works, 
tlicir objections are at once removed. 
No doctrine can possibly be true, 
! which sets aside practical religion ; 
but this establishes practical religion, 
and places it upon a firm foundation. 
Failli produces love, and l:;vc pro- 
duces obedience. 

Now the Apostle Paul teaches, 
that justifying Faith is asaving grace, 
wrought in the soul by the spirit of 
God ; whereby we receive Christ as 
He is -revcaleil in the Gospel to be 
(Uir Prophet, Priest, and King. Trust 
in and rely upon Him and His 
righteousness alone for justificatlmi, 
and salvation. Paul says in Heb. 11: 
l.,*>'FaitU is the substance of things 
hojjed for, the evidence of things not 
teen." And oh, I remember well what 
I hoped for, when I was mourning 
on account of ray sins, and I remem- 
ber well that it was only after I hud 
decided to serve the Lord while I 
lived, let me be lost or saved, that 
God spoke peace to ray soul. I had 
loped for a reconciliation, and was 
on the very eve of despondency, when 
lo, tithe joy of my happy heart, I 
received the evidence of which Paul 
speaks. I was assured of the reality 
and worth of eternal and invisible 
things, and it produces a satisfaction 
and assured confidence, that God 
will infallibly perform what He ha 
ju-omiscd, whereby the believer is as 
confident of thera as if tliey were 
seen by his eyes, and in his actual 
possession. The object of Faith is 
the Word of God, In general, espe- 
cially the doctrines and promises, 
that respect the salvation of men, 
through Christ, which reason cannot 
discover by its own light, nor per- 
fectly understand when revealed. It 
Is true, that Faith is held out In the 
Scriptures as a condition on the part 
of man ; and is a condition, but if 
man with reason and light, and all 
he is in possession of, cannot comply 
with the condition, he must have 
help from some other source, hence 
he must appeal to one who is able to 
as-sist him, and that is God, the au- 
thor and finisher of every Christian'.s 
Faith. "It is iaith that works by 

inactive grace, but sliows itself by 
producing in us love to God and our 
neighbors. Yes, it purifies the heart, 
Acts, 15 ; 9. It is called the Faith of 
God's elect, Titus 1 : 1, because it in 
on them, Tliis grace increases from 
one degree to another. Rom. 1 : 17, 
being strong in some, in otliers weak. 
Matt. 8 : 10, also, 14 : 31. And last- 
ly, this gratfc is the special gift; of 
God, Eph. 2 : 8. That is that your 
believing through your ow.i ability, 
and that your reconciliation to God 
and eventual salvation, is not for 
any njerlt or worth of your own. 
Then, having obtained jnstKylng 
Faith in this onr day of grace, let 
us recollect that there is a day com- 
ing, in which wo shall be justified by 
the deeds done in the body. Yes, 
JMatt. 12: O?, says, " By onr words 
we shall be justified, and by onr 
words we shall be condemned." 
Lees X. Hiyids. Pa. 


".\.sk, and it slinil be given yoii ; seek, and 
yc slidll Imtl ; knock, and it sliall be oppucd 
unto J'OU. Malt. 7 : 7. 

The verse under consideration is 
naturally divided into three jiarts, and 
if I were disposed, I could make either 
division suliicieut mutter to descant 
upon, yet I prefer not to mnltiply 

Says the Savior, "Ask." Who? 
Certainly not a finite creaturelikcour- 
sclves, but God, who is the creator of 
all things, whose store-house is Inex- 
hausiible, and though he .may give 
lavishly, yet it will not fall. For 
what are we to ask? "God is the 
giver of every good and perfect gift." 
The Saviour here in this text has a 
specific object In view. He does not 
mean that we shall ask for health, 
though .so very desirable, nor for 
wealth, which ofien drowns men's 
souls in sorrow and woe, nor worldly 
wisdom, which will fail us at the day 
of judgment, no matter how desiiahle 
now. What then is the object we arc 
to ask for ? I ajiprehcnd the mean- 
ing of the Savior to be, that ve ask 
fur an honest heart, an inquiring dis- 
[losition, a teachable mind, and an 
obedient heart. These are the quali- 
ties a sinner must have when inquir- 
ing after the "things that make for 
our peace," both present and future. 
These things must be asked for, with 
full purpose of mind, in an abiding 
iaith, and when so asked for they are 
ours, for it is said, "And it shall be 
given you." The nest injunction of 
theSavioris, "Seek andyeshall find. 
Find what? Why, tho things sought 
after. And what are they ? Tlicy 
are things that please God, and as a 
consequence prove advantageous to 
ourselves. It is said that the Father 
dravvs all men, but they must ask to 
be drawn, and we cannot be success- 
fidly drawn, until we possess the 

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Cliristian graces already cnuiiiemtoil. ; Ansuer. "We wove born in ttu- 
"An lioncst licirt, a teacliable cll^iio- ! '"""' of vain glory, and are going for 


praise to Mount Zion." 

Chn'slum. "Wljy eame you not 
ill at the gale wliieii standctii at the 
lieginning of tlic way? Know von 
not that it is written" thai "Mo t'liai 
Cometh not in by the door but climb 
eth np some otiicr way, the same i^ 
a thief and a robber?"— John lO ■ 1 

can point yon to the j,n„y,lcs that [ ^^^:;:^^ ^^^y ^i^' ■"^•' '« «" '" 

sitiun, and a willing mind. Possi'ss- 
ing these, wo are ready to "seek" to 
to some effect. The iirst thing to bo 
sought f(tr is the Kingdom of Heaven 
and its rigliteousne's. Do you asl;, 
M-here is that to be found ? Tiiat is 
<iuc.^ti<m not so easily answered. I 

govern the Kingdom of Heaven. 
They are to be found in the New Tes- 
tament, the Kevclation of God, by 
Jesus Christ. 

The coniinond under consideration 
is to "seek'' that Kingdom, with the 

00 was by all then 
consi.lered too tar about, and there- 
fore the usual wcy was to make ii 
short out of it, and to climb over the 
wall as they had done." 

C/irix/Jan. But will it not be count- 
ed a tiespass against the Lord of the 
6"ity whither we are bound, thus to 

assurnnee that you "sliall find," and | violate his revealed will ? 

though yim may not find the lives I 


They tnkl him, that as 

and conduct of those professin!; to be ' '^"' ''""i 'lo need not trouble his head 
governed by the laws and precepts of! !,,.';.'''',l'':.'"'/ ',''^' ""■>' ''•!.'' "'" '^"s'"™ 

of lliat Kingdom, do not conclude 
there is no such Kingdom. The Kine- 
dom does o.vist, because it is said, ye 
"fhn// find." i\re you at a loss hosy 
to find ii? Go to Jesus who invites 
you to come unto Him, and promises 
ill no wise to cast you olf. The place 
to find Hiai is in His Word. Ifyou 
are disposed to doubt, hear the Sav- 
ior. ''If ye then, being evil, know 
Ikhv to give good gifts untoyourchil- 
dron, how much more shall your 
Father w^liich is in Heaven give good 
tilings to tliem that ask Him." 

We find the way, by first asking 
fir the power to seek, efi'oclually and 

The next duly imposed upon you 
if, that you "Xno/;t and h shall be 
opened unto you." Now what is 
meant by knocking? It certainly 
means nothing more than that you 
miikoa|iplicatiou to be admitted .vitli- 
in the visible Kingdom of God up&n 
earth. It is your (irivilege to be thus 
admitted. None dare refuse you, for 
it is .said that you are to ''Knock and 
it siiall be opened unto you." 

U'e svill now presume that you are 
at the door of the Kingdom, and have 
knocked, the door wide open, and yet 
you refuse to enter. Wiiy do such 
things happen? Very often indeed 
tlio reasons are, that those who knock 
attempt ti ])rop06e terms of entrance. 
The .Shepherd having entered, posted 
the porter at his position, who cannot 
entertain any terms other than those 
aeeeptod by others who had entered 
before the ])eriod when you knocked. 
Have a caro for your conduct at this 
point. Oh, do not hesitate now, af- 
ter having procoeded thus far both 
■gilhuately, and right. Do not now 
"lake a llilse ste|i, as hundreds and 
tliotlsarid have done. Do not attempt 
'0 climb up some other way, and sub- 
ject yon^elf i„ [!,(, iiaiiic of a"thief 
"Ud robber." .Vnd bore dear reader, 
i cannot perhaps do better than in- 
troduce a conversation by Bunvan's 
^hristiau, who had gone iu -at the 
door or ' ' ' 


of a thousand years and many 
ncsses to justify their action. 

Dear reader.?, who wore these per- 
sons? Biioyun says their names were 
"Formalist" and "Hypocrit." But do 
you ask what constitutes the entorinc 
of the door after knocking? I aii° 
swer. Baptism. The ScriDturcs arc 
full of incidents to attest' the fiict. 
Uemission of sins are nowheio prom- 
ised to an impenitent sinner slnu't of 
Baptism. When you have attended 
to it then you, like others, can go 
your way rejoicing. Then it is you 
can "Go iuand out and find pasture," 
that is, do good both iu and out of 
the cluireh. 

E.\rANUE[. Slifer. 



• , ' S''t>-'> and others who had got 
'" h liie wall beside the gate. 

How often do we hear jieople say, 
"I \yisli I had never done it," refer- 
ring to something which they did in 
their childhood, or youth. Or "I 
wish I had known to what it woulil 
lead me;" or, "if I had known in 
my young days what I now know 
I never should bavo done thus and 

Among the many things done by 
young people, which almost every one 
regrets iu old age, are the following, 
One of I he first, and one which is 
most regretted, is disobedience to pa- 
icnts. It leaves a sting in the heart 
which can never be removed. When 
our parents admonish and plead with 
us to ?.void bad c(»m[>any, or to stay 
away from places of worldly amuse- 
ment, or to leave off some bad habits 
which \yo |)ractice, and often with 
teiis iu their eyes, and a painful heart 
on account of the great concern ti.ey 
feel for our welliire, and we turn away 
from tliCTU indifferently, and heedless 
of their earnest admonitions, they 
will, at some future day, when our 
parents shall have passed away, irre- 
sistibly force themselves upon our 
minds, and cause us pain and sorrow, 
perhaps more painful than that of 
our parents, at the time we refused 

that this 's only supposition, it is 
truth ; and if you ll us di.solicy your 
parenls, whom God, in his word com- 
mands us to obey and honor, he will 
not leave you unpunished; and as 
sure as his divine word is truth, i-o 
sure will every |)aiii and sorrow 
you cause your parents, come back 
to your own hearts at some time and 
punish you all your days. 

Another thing which every one 
who once forsakes sin, and strives to 
walk in the commands of God, will 
regre!, and which often hiners his 
progress to holiness and purity, and 
which can never he driven or banish- 
ed from the mind, but will be un- 
pleasant, and annoy them all through 
life, is the reading of worthless, fooK 
ish books, such as novels, comic 
stories, and other trashy reading. It 
is to the mind, as poison to the body, 
which destroys its healthy action 
lor life. It makes as impression on 
the mind, and Ica-cs a stain which 
can never be erased or fully eradi- 

When old age comes upon us, and 
we desire to meditate upon the good- 
ness of God, and desire to have our 
hearts prepared fur a temple and 
dwelling place for God's Holy Spirit, 
and for the .Savior to abide and sup ; 
these improper thoughts with which 
Jli6 mind was filled in yootti, often 
unavoidedly crowd upon u.s, and the 
thoughts which we desiro,ai'e crowded 
out ; and often, yea, many limes we 
say, "Oh that I had never scon or 
touchtd such worthless stuff! No^v 
it is continually on my mind, and is 
very unpleasant; I would give all I 
possess if I could only got rid of those 

Not long since a mother informed 
me that a teacher told her daughter 
to read anything and everything that 
came in her way ; that it would make 
her intelligent. O, what horrible 
advice! Terrible to think about ! A 
teacher to advise a child to fill her 
mind with matter, which in after 
years would iirove a curse instead of 

reading foolish, worlhless— 
Fear it as you would poison ; for it 
is even worse than poison to the body • 
It poisons the mind all thr..iK-h life' 
louoh it not, therefore, and yon will 
never have to say, I „is|, I |,„,| uev- 
eroatl such light matter. 

There are yet many other things 
practiced in youth, which are oftSi 
regrcltod in olil age, all of which I 
cannot present to my iKadors at pres- 
ent ; but I will mcutiou that of fool- 
ish talking and jesting. This habit 
when once formed, is very hard to 
brake ofi ; and it is certainly vory 
■iiibcooming for profossei-s of chris'- 
lianity to use vain, idle langu.i;.c, and 
IS also forbidden in (iod's word. We 
are told that for every idle word wo 
speak, we must give an account in the 
day of judgment. Head Eph. 4 • 5 

Much more might be said on this' 
subject, and many nim-e unneces.«ary 
habits which young p;ople get into 
might be menlionod, which thoy will 
regret in mat urer years ; but' I do 
hope my young fri'eiids, aller read- 
ing what I have writicu, you will 
try to avoid all habits which aro con- 
trary to the woni of God, and which 
aro unl'cocmiing to iiilolligont men 
and women ; and remembor that hab- 
its are imK^h easier formed than re- 
niovid. Form snob habits in yuutli 
as you will not regret when you get 
older. "Finally, brethren, whatsoev- 
er things are triio, whalsoevcr (hings 
arehonest, what.sncvcr things are just 
wbat.soover things are pure, whatso- 
ever things are lovely, whatsoever 
things arc of good report ; if there be 
any virtue, and if there be any praise, 

Ihink on Ihosethings." I'hil. 4 • C 

jra;'/d of Ti-ath 

a blessing, is an idea too ridiculous to 
be entert'jined for a moment ! 

It is good fiir young people to read, 
and store their minds with knowl- 
edge ; but let it be such as will tend 
to niakeiiurc; such as will refine the 
thoughts, and raise them above vul ■ 
garity ; lead them into a higher and 
purer sphere than that of the and ( a 
worldly honor seekers. 

Beware, my dear young friends, 

Love. — "God is love" and love iu 
the soul is the in-dwelling of Divin- 
ity,— the e8seiic<i of that heavenly ho- 
liness that illuniiuatcs man and fits 
him for the enjoyment of the celeslial 
world. Yea, love is the very quint- 
essence of the sum and substance of 
the C'iiristiau religion ; the ameliora- 
ting prinoi|)le that causes man to lift 
his feet from the miry clay of sin and 
.sot his feet U|ioii the' "ro'ok." It is 
the groat and grand uutraliziiig ele- 
ment that brings every opposing 
thought into subjocliou to the will of 
God. The|ilier's stone that 
turned everything into gold that it 
touches. Filling the very soul full of 
the richness that is in I'lirist. The 
brilliant star around which all other 
Christian graces ri^vidve in union and 
harmony. The glorious nun that has 
its center in the imnictorial man and 
around which all the constellations of 
the bid welling moral world keep pace. 
The hoavon-born magnet that af- 
Irads the innate principle from the 
regions of misery -and woe to the 
realms of heavenly bliss. The most 
magnificent of the Divine attributes — 
tlif nil in (ill of lilt: great I a.m. 

OIjOvc! tlinu priceless gem, for 
thee I sigh. Come, () come, and fiiul 
resting place williiu ir.y heaving 
bosom. Trample thine enemies un- 
der thy feet and sit as supreme ruler 
upon the throne, in all the majesty of 

^hi-islKin. Gentleman whence , their admonitions 
ranieyon, and whither do you go'?" , Think not, dear young friends, 

and as you value purily of thought, thy jioaccfiil power and roign.^Wield 
as you value a clear conscience, and ',''.^' l">"f'fi'' sceptre so that the king- 
,. . /••Ill-, , dom of satan m.iy crumble to naiiffht 

uture peace ofmind and undisturbed „„, ,„„^. victory perch high uponlhy 
haiipiness, and nearness to God, avoid ^ banner iiowand forever.- J. S, Ki.o.'tv 



"As quilc a number of clergymen 
have undertaken to carry religion and 
rcli;;ious sentiment into the counling- 
ro!)m, tlic workshop, tlie office and 
Jlic family circle, we commend to their 
consideration the fullowini; schedule 
ofavery desirable character oCreli- 
(■ion, advertised some years since by 
77;c CntjrcgiUiomJixl." — Bnlfumre 
Dnily Amcririin, Jan. 20tli, 1872. 

"Wo want » relijrion that K"ra into 
the family and keeps the husband 
from being spiteful when the dinner 
is late, and keeps the dinner from be- 
ing late— kee|)s tlic wife from fietting 
wlien Ihe husband tracks the newly 
washed floor with his muddy boots, 
anrl makes the husband mindful of 
the srT.iper and the door-nut ; keeps 
the mother patient when tife baby is 
cross, and keeps the baby pleasant ; 
amuses the chihlrcn as well as instrncts 
them ; wins as well as governs ; pro- 
jects the honey-moon into the harvest 
ii'ijon, and makes tlic happy hours 
like the I'^islcrn fig-tree, bearing in 
its bosom at once the beauty of the 
lendei' blossom and the glory of the 
ripening frnil. \Vc want a religion 
that bears heavily, not on the exceed- 
ing sinfulness of sin, but on the ex- 
ceeding rascality of lying and steal- 
ing; a religion that banishes tmall 
measures from tho counters, suniU 
baskets from Ihe stalls,' pebbles from 
the cotton bags, clay from pepper.sand 
from fcugar, chicory from coffee, water 
(Vom butter, beetjuiee from vinegar, 
nlum from bread, strychuii^o from 
wine, water from milk cans, and but- 
tons from the contribution-box. The 
ii'ligion that is to save the world will 
not p'lt all the big strawberries at the 
top and all the bad ones at the bot- 
tom. It will not oBcr more baskets 
of foreign wine than the vineyards 
ever produce bottles, and more bar- 
rels of Genesee flour than all the 
wheat fields of New York grow and 
all her mills grind. It will not make 
one-half of a i)air of shoes of good 
leather and the other of poor leather, 
ao that ihe first shall redouiul to the 
maker's credit and the other to I: 

It will not put .loiivin's stamp on 
Jenkins' kid gloves, nor make Paris 
bonnets in the back room of a IJoston 
•iiilliner's shop, uor let a piece of vel- 
vet that |)rofesses to measure twelve 
yards (ume to an untimely end in t le 
tenth, or a spool of sewing silk that 
nonehes for twenty yards bo nipped 
ill the bud at fourteen and a half, nor 
the cotton thread sjinol break to the 
jrard-stiek fifty of the two hundred 
jfards of proniiso that was given to 

the eve, nor yard-wide cloth mea.sure church which teaches and observes 
less thirty-six inches from selv- I this doctrine is the church of God, 
edge to selvedj 

nor all woo'.delains which is built upon the rock. "The 
amfall iT.icn handkerchiefs be araal- foundation of the apostles and pro,,I.- 
gami/ed vith clandestine cotton, nor ets, Jesus Christ hi.iself being the 
coats made of woollen rag." pressed | chief corner stone." And this church 
lo-ethcr be sold to the unsuspecting is the one which the doe^ 
It docs trine of Christ, that man must 

public for legal broadcloth 
not jiut bricks at five dollars a thou 
sand into chimneys i 
build of seven-dollar materials, nor 
smuggle white pine floors that have 
paid for hard jiine, nor leave yawn- 
ing cracks in closets where boards 
ought to join, nor daub cciungs that 
ought to be smoothly plastered, nor 
make window-blind ■. of slats thst can 
not stand the wind, and paint that 
cannot stand the sun, and fastenings 
that may be looked at but are on no 
account to be touched. The religion 
that is to sanctify the world pays its 
debts. It docs not consider that for- 
ty cents returned for one hundred 
cents given is accoriiing to the Gospel, 
though it may be according to law. 
It looks upon a man who has failed 
in trade and who continues to live in 
luxury as a thief. It looks upon a 
man who promises to pay fitly dollars 
on demand, with interest, and who 
neglects to pay it on demand, with or 
without interest, as a liar." 

The a<Ivertiser offers no reward for 
tho religion which jiroduces all the 
enumerated effects, and bears all these 
Christian friiils. Yet will I volun- 
teer to inform him and the reader 
vvhrrc it may be found. And where 
it will not be found. 

First. Tho religion which Jesus 
the Son of God, delivered to man, 
through (he Gospel, will produce all' 
the efVects, an.l bear all the fruits ad- 
vertized fur. And in every heart 
where that religion is established will 
they all be found, with every other 
thing that is true, that is honest, that 
is just, that is pure, that is lovely, or 
that is good. That religion is taught 
in the New Testament vSeriptures ; 
and is found in, and realized by, eve- 
ryone fhat is born again. That is 
"born, not of blood, nor of the will of 
the flesh, uor of the will of man, but 
of God." "Ueing born again, net of 
corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, 
by the Word of God which liveth 
and abideth forever," is the doctrine 
taught by the Son of God, and all 
who believe and obey it are the chil- 
dren of God. "For ye are all the 
children of God by faith in Christ 
Jesus. For as many of you as have 
been baptized into Christ have put on 
Christ." Gal. 3: 2G, 27. These live 
in Christ and bear all the Christ 
ian fruits advertized for. And tbi 

be born again. Spiritually rcgener 
t contraeled to I alcd by the inliucnce of the spirit of 
God working in him to will and do 
the will of God before he can see the 
kingdom of God, the true diuirh of 
Goil, on earth, and that he must be 
born of water and of the Spirit bclb'e 
he con enter into it. That is, the in- 
dividual must personally in himself 
have faith to be baptized, immersed 
in water in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost, in order to be buried with 
Christ in baptism into death. And 
BO being horn of the water, to walk 
in the newness of life in entering into 
the kingdom of God, the Church. To 
these the advertiser may look for the 
fruits he advertizes for. 

Second. Where he will not find 
them, and hence he need not look for 
them. He will not find them in the 
man-made religions, who were sprin- 
kled in their innocent, unconscious, 
infantile state, and afterwards, when 
they could read, were made commit 
to memory, and recite to a preieher, 
certain answers to questions, as a Sab- 
bath school child answers questions 
out of the question and auswer book, 
and then made to believe they are 
made Christians by the laying on of 
the hands of the bishop, or minister 
high in ofBce in the church, without 
ever having experienced the work of 
the grace of God in their souls. Yv'ho 
in their common, unprejudiced senses 
will fail to .see that this is all raan- 
made religion, and is termed in the 
Scriptures as being born of blood, or 
the will of the flesh, or of the will of 
man. And as it is the will and work 
of man altogether, no one need look 
for any results higher than human 
nature can produce. "For no one can 
bring a clean thing out of an unclean," 
the fruits of the Spirit of God adver- 
tized for will not be found. 

slight drawing up of his little ruby 
lips. Will sleeping John ever re- 
member and have brought to his mind 
again and again the covenant be made 
with his God to live a holy life when 
he dedicated himself to Him in his 
holy baptism ? 

Xeither will he find it when men 
are proclaimed, declared, and made 
to believe they are convened under 
the c-ieiting influence and noise of 
praying, shouting and singing in the 
church, as well as playing on an ins 
strument, the Star Spangled X'anner, 
Hail Columbia, Yankee Doodle, and 
"Praise God from whom all blessings 
flow," all in the sacred name of reli- 
o-ion. Neither will he find it in the 
churches which bear the hallowed 
name of the home of God, but which 
are made dens of thieves by selling 
all manner of fancy and vain things 
for lucre's gain in what are popular- 
Iv termed fairs, for the repair of the 
home, or for a sofa for the jiulpit, and 
not unfrcquently a Bible for the use 
of the church. Nor, where in their 
Christmas festivities, held in the 
church, the children are invited to 
come up to the man robed in a buffa- 
lo robe, or skin, to receive presents 
from the child-inadc-believe Santa 

But my soul revolts, and shrinks 
from a further recital of what is car- 
ried on in our land of Gospel liberty 
by the so-called Christian Chnich, un- 
der the sacred nameof religion, \\cll 
may 7/ie Congrcgationalist advertise 
for the religion which produces the 
fruits of it. Oh Lord Jesus, how long 
wilt thou tarry while man is thus 
traducing and blaspheming thy holy 
and sacred cause ? Wilt thou not come 
speedily and drive out, and cleanse 
thy church as thou didst the temple 
in Jerusalem ? Come, Lord Jesus, 
come quckly. D. P. Sayleu. 



The writer once witnessed the 
sprinkling of an infant boy on a very 
warm August day ; the little fcliow 
was sound asleep, and would not he 
awakened. The minister asked the 
child's name. It was John. The 
minister let some little fresh pump 
water trickle from his fingers on his 
innocent, sleeping face, saying at the 
time, "John, 1 baptize you in the 
name," <tc. But all the visible im- 
pression it jji-oduced on John, was a 

Who does oot desire a home in 
Heaven, when they are done with 
the troubles and trials of a sin-slained 
world ? But we have a work to do 
before we can realize that Heavenly 
home. We cannot beg'n that work 
too early. Go in the morning of hfe 
before the evil days come when yeu 
will have to exclaim, " Had I h"' 
yielded to my Savior's gentle eallmg 
while young, it would not go s" 
hi>rd." Learn early to be wise. I'rt 
not the pleasures of this world -land 
between thee and thy God. I' )'"" 
do, you cannot be Christ's disciple. 



Jcstis is your best frieud. Lean ou 
His strong arm for support. 4.11 other 
fi'ioiuU may TorsaUe you, l)ut He will 
never. He will stand by you aiuid 
ovcvv trouble and trial, He will coni'- 
t;„t vou and go .vith you thmugli 
the "darU vally and sliadow oi" 
death," and land you safely on fail- 
Canaan's liappy shore. AVoiild you 
wish fur a truer and nobler friend ? 
Ili^ word yon can rely upon. 

A word to yuu whosv lochs are 
l,I,.oming for the grave— standing as 
it were upon the threshoM of the 
.rrave. How rapidly you arc hurry- 
in ^ down the stream of life ! One day 
nearer your journey's end than e'er 
you have been before. You feel that 
a-re is eoujing upon you : you are not 
ns active in life as you oneo were, 
still you neglect the one thing most 
iKL'dful to complete your happiness. 
Yet a little longer, and all will bo 
over with you, how can you be so 
nnconcerned about your soul'b salva- 
tion ? Are you ashamed of Jesus, 
"that dear frieud, on whom your 
liitpes of Heaven depend V" "To-day 
if vou will hear His voioe harden not 
your hi-arts, as in the days of prov- 
ocation, for wh-it will it profit you 
if you gain tlic wiioic world, and lose 
youf iiwu soul ?'' 

t^u■Iv^■ lo gain a home la Heaven, 
where there will be no separation of 
fi'ieiuls, no tears, no troubles, uo tri-. 
!il>, no sighing, no disappointments, 
no untrue associates. All will be 
lalin, serene and holy. What gi:ri- 
ous promises He has given us!. All 
the world eannjt atford such prom- 
ises. Arc they not worth seeking 
fur ? 

Conic then, put notolf 'till to-mor- 
row. Chriot stands with outstretch- 
ed arms to receive you. Do you 
think you have sinnetl so much that 
tliey cannot, be forgiven ? "Though 
tliey be as scarlet, they shall be made 
white as wool." Your whole life de- 
pends ou Christ. How quickly 
could Hu bid you cease to live, yet 
He permits you to live a little longer, 
lou may be in the enjoyment of 
your usual good health to-day, but 
ere the setting of the Sun tomorrow, 
you may he knowo no more as one 
*'i the living, — may be called to try 
the realities of anothai* world. Every 
heat of the pulse some one is called 
''■om time to eternity. We are al-^ 
most made to wonder soixiet.'mes tltat 
our time has not yet come. Treparc 
to dwell with Him who suith, '' I am 
tiie way." 

^^'ayncsfjoroj Pa. 

He that swims in siu must .-ink in 

Youth's Departm ent. 


To tiie chihhrn and the young 
generally. I will address myself, iu 
love, to you whom I never saw iu 
tiie Hesii, and also to tliose 1 ha'c of- 
ten seen, I truly can say 1 love you 
alt, l}ut it often causes me to feel sor- 
ry to .see so U'.any of our young peo- 
ple who do not take the advice of our 
dear Jesus, and the apostles, and do 
not take warning of ftnc who loves 
your soul, namely : He who has suf*^ 
fered and died ibr you, as well as for 
your father aud mother. Oh look 
unto Jesus who has taken children 
up in his arms and blessed ihcm. He 
will take you up in his church and 
kinj^dom, to^lay if you will come 
and give up your will. Why that 
i.s cai^ily done, just try it, aud the 
Lord will assist and helpyou,as long 
us you will not forsake him. You 
that have pious parents that are in 
the Lord enjoy a great blessing. O 
how kind and obedient you should be 
to them ; for they will try aud bring 
you lo Jesus. Now if yom* parents 
are in the Lord they will give you 
such instructions, as are beneficial to 
vour touls, therefore I say with the 
apostle, "hoHoi- thy father aud moth- 
er, whicii is the commandment 
with-promis-e, and that thou inayest 
live long on the earth, and that it 
may be well with thee." It appears 
according to what the apostle says to 
you, that there is a long life promise^ 
to those that love, obey and honor, 
the Lord, aud their parents, if they 
tell you to stay out of bad company 
do so, and that is one honor, and if 
they tell you not to follow the vain 
fashions of the world and the pride 
of life, will be another, etc. 

Oh could be said of all, the christ- 
ian parent's children, that tiny have 
resisted the syren sotJg of pleasure, 
and arc out iu puisuit of never dying 
pleasures, and that they arc looking 
unto Jesus In faith and hope. Dear 
young reader, let me give you a good 
advice. In the prime of life, say with 
the prophet, "Lord tliou wilt show 
to me the path of life, in ihy pres- 
ence is the fullness of joy and pleas-- 
ure at thy right hand forevermorc.'' 
Then my dear young friends, let us 
all take Jesus ibr our leader, and 
let us Iry to follow close lo him, 
when I say him, I mean his Word. 
Well, says one, how shall we come 
unto iiim with divine acceptance. Gen- 
tle reader, let me tell you. Take the 
Woni of God tor the man of your 
counsel, and obey from the heart, the , 
ftiVm of tj/>"trinc dolivTfcd unto us I 

by Christ ; aud by tins means you 
will gain Jesus for your friend, and 
he has blcs'^ed us with that principle 
whieh bears us the likeness of God, 
and causes us to be but a litt'e lower 
than the angels. It is this part thai 
must endure through all ages, yet 
still we turn this immortal against 
him who gave it, while we should 
render our heartfelt gralitude lo him 
who has blessed us so abundantly. — 
Do you, in your heart, return your 
thanks unto God who sends the rain 
in proper season, in order that you 
nuiy have bread to eat ? And when 
you come to consider the many other 
temporal blessings which you enjoy, 
do you feel thankfid for all those 
blessings? Sliould you be laid on sick bed, what would be your 
plea then ?. .JcsiAH Beegiilv. 

Lirrr.i: Johnny. — For twelve 
years, Johnny had been a pilgrim in 
life's wihlcmess, and now he hud 
reached ihe silent rive of death. 

His dear mother sits by his bedside 
to smoothe his dying [lillow, and give 
him the farewell ki-^s; but she lau 
not cross the river with him. Will 
he have to cross the river alone? Is 
there no loving friend on the other 
side to cheer and welcome him ? 
I Uh I yen. Listen to his dying 

"Mother, sec! Thciu's Jesus." 

"Where, Johnny ?"' 

"There, mother! Don't you see 
Him? He's standing with his arms 
so, mother." 

Here the dying boy stretched out 
his arms as wide open as he couM, 
to show how the loving arms of .Je- 
sus were open to receive him. 

A iew minutes more, and litiL 
Johnny had crossed the river, and 
his happy (Spirit was safe in the Sav- 
ior's bosom. 

Is there room in Jesus' arms for 
you, my Hule reader? Oh ! yes. Al- 
though so many dear children have 
found rest and peace there, "yet there 
is room " — room for you, my little 
friend.— 77itf Christian. 


Wluit more cliccrini,', w hen tlie day 

Ami Ha labors all nic o'tr, 
Than toward home to wend my way ? 

Wife roinea emiling to the door — 
Children donn the Ihrc to meet mo 

Kuu, 'titi fiithrr coining hoiiH- ? 
Baby cln»ps its hands to meet mo — 

All bcnt'iitli my cottags home 
KchocK love, aud joy, and gladness, 

C'lmHiDg off cncli thought of care. 
Far dispclhnj,' gloom and sadness, 

If the good wife but be (hrre. 


FonEfiT CiTV, Mo., 1 
Feb. 6th, 1872. J 
Dear Pifgrim: I will give a >i<etch 
of a trip 1 took in company with 
brother aud sister Ziegler uud broth-* 
er Ij. Bennet, to ^^ehraska. Started 
Thursday morcifg, Feb. 1st, tnvveUd 
across the bottom land about 14 miles, 
a hirije portion of the nay was through 
timber, the largesttimber 1 have seen 
in Missouri or anywhere e'fic. Came 
to the Missouri River about 1 n't lock. 
Ferry bonis all froze tight and fast. 
Went down the river two miles, op- 
posite Itulow City on the Nebtaska 
side, drove over the river on the ice 
witli our two horse team. 1 thought 
while crossing, if the iee would give 
way our gi*ave would be ready to re- 
ceive ns all together, but we landed 
siifely ou the Nebraska shore. How 
happy we felt when we wre safe ou 
alore alter crossing the cdd, icy riv- 
er. I thoui;ht of crossing another 
cold, icy river whicli is death, imd if 
wesitall mei't death as rahuly as wc 
crossed the Missouri we will certainly 
land safely on the shore of happy de- 
liverance. We t.'ien pas^ hI througt 
the city oi'Rulow, traveled due wesi 
seven ov cii;ht miles, came to brothei 
John (click's, formerly of Rocking- 
ham Co., Va. Was kindly received 
by brotlier and sihter Olick and two 
daughters, both sisters in the church, 
and were well cared for, luid meeting 
thesanie ni^lit at « scliool-house two 
miles off. There was a srnitll turn- 
out, being very cold and windy was 
probably, the cjiuso of being so few, 
paid ;:ood attention lo tiie word 
preaeheil. Returned with Bro. Gliek 
and fimily. Next morning, Friday, 
there was no appointment before eve- 
ning, we all agreed to cross the Ne*- 
m;dia river on the 1(0 to go and take 
a view of the Indian Reserve, and to 
hv<) where ^he I&hrnealltes live and 
how they live, ^ihout 9 o'triock liro. 
and sister Click, Bro. and sister Zieg- 
ler, Bro. Bennet and myself, set out. 
We went down the Nemaha river 
half a mile, and began to look out for 
a crossing place. We had a sm{)otli 
tiiLi; crossing. V/e were on our fee'. 
at times and at other times some- 
where else, but we all got over safelj 
on the south side of the river, traveled 
another half mile and got in sight ol 
the wigwams. When we got there, 
we saw no opening but one iu the top 
for the smoke to escape. It was built 
of flag and stake somewhat iu the 
.'•hape of a mnskrat's house. We went 
round where wc found a hole with a 
buflalo hide hanging over it. Sisters 
(ilick and Zeigler raised it and crept 
iu, when wc soon heard that there 
was something that lived within. 
Brother Click and Bennet slipped in. 
Brother Zeigler and I remained out- 
s;-.'" ^"hile, but tor fear they woulc 
tjcc more than ourselves we also mia* 



((1 ilicMliuIier, :ui(l ill we went. Tlifie 
stood a Bqiiaw ovpr a wa.sli-tii6 ; giv- 
ing; iii a ^lorii fill lool;, and Icaviuj: 
luT till) hlic iiiiidn Tor tlie hole ami in 
a buuiid wiisotit, muttninglolitrsflf, 
' 110 gotitl nuieky man," Ifavinjjus all 
in liiu wigwam »illi fimr liltlt: Imli- i 
aiis, seated around the fire Iniilt in llie 
wij^wain, willi a pot-raek liiHiij about 
Jour tett liij;h, with tea-Itettle on ii. , 
All tiie bedding was builalo liides. ; 
Tiie Manie was for hcat.s and tabic. We | 
hdori huw tiiat our rouin was more au- ' 
fi'iilable (ban our eoiwpany, raised the , 
curtain a id leCt the parlor. We went 
to look over tl-.c land that they have! 
reserved, and it is the nuwt beautiful ' 
laud we ever have seen. If it were in ' 
market I ecrtainly would try to get a 
home iieie. We returned to the wijf- 
waniH, gothihter(Jliekand eister Zi'ij;- 1 
ler, wiio, having htaid there until our ' 
return, were more weleonie visitors 
than the niucUuy men. We now start- 
ed on our return toward Nenmhau 
liver, went pastwhere an Imlian man , 
was chopping n large wiilmit treCj 
to ninUe pcHtR. He was a young, 
jdeaHanl looking nuin, but could not 
talk tlie Kn.nlish language, our con- i 
v<*rtfation was shnrl. We reernssed , 
the river nnich like the first time, got, 
to brollier (jllifkV about 11 o'clock. I 
We now began to maltearrangomcuts 
to go beyond Fall Cily, three milc-^, ; 
to the nexl ajipointnu^nt, at early can 
die liglit. Sister Uliek soon had a I 
good dinner ready for us, and after j 
partaking of it br<ilher (Hick had , 
eonveyanec at hand, gntun board and i 
oil' we went in a sweeping trot, hav- ! 
ing about nine milej* to go. Arrived , 
at Fall City, Neb , at .'J o'clock, drove i 
through the i-euler of the City which, 
by the way, isn ronsidcrable phice of' 
business. Arrived at Bro. Christian ' 
I'^iiruey'if, was received with kindness, 
sifater Forney was ahjue, liro. Forney , 
being awny, butsoon came home. We 
were soon seated by a hot stove until 
supper was ready, and when over, and ' 
sister got herseli" and children rtady, 
wc all set out on foot fur the place uf 
meeting, it being only half a mile , 
distant, got there in good time, and 
met with liro. John I-'orney, Sr.. and 
ICUh'r dona than liielity of Kansas, and 
Klder Stomp who i-* the overseer of 
the Fall City ('hurcli, where we arc 
now. We here met with a full house, ' 
good attention to what was preaeiicd 
by the two or three of the brethren, 
which wc tlmughl made some good' 
impre.-sion on the hearers. Meeting 
closed and dismissed we returned , 
liome with Itro. C. Forney, wlm is a 
very active, zealous young brother in 
the ministry. Next day, Saturday, 
3rtl of I'Vli.. we met the nieniliers of 
the Fall City Church in the fear of 
the Lord in a church eapucity. The 
object of the meeting wa? to set opart 
two brethren tor the ministry. After 
prayer and f;i*.iing and exhortation 
we a»Uc<l our lUavcnlv Father in 

humble prayer to sliow unto us who 

He had chosen to take a ]>art in the 

ministry, who knew f!ie hearts of all 

men, and <«tr des'rc wa'^ to do His 

will, and for Ood to puidc us all by 

His Holy Spirit in the right clioiee. Liekh);; Town: 

We then repaired to a room to our- , (ricrid Di-lion;: 

evening went i^Mir miles to friend 
Morgan Dishong, had meeting. Next 
rlav had nieetin;; at friend Caleb 
Winks, and also at night, being Sat- 
urday. On Sunday biul our last ap- 
pointment at school-housO No. 1, 
liip. Went boioe uilh 
tor dinner. Wc had 

colfl trij), but our meetings were 
:dl attended all llmtiuie, and great 

selves and took tlie voieeof the church 

separate wiiich resulted intheehoiec . ., , , i i 

.' , , . I I ,1 I 111 . inlerest pani to the preached word, 

of the beloved brethren Josejdi Johns- i t i .i » <i . .i ;,.i.,t 

' , and J do s;iy that the people in mat 

ton and Michael Lichly, two }oung, vicinity wcrii the most -sociable and 

brethren. I pniy Ood (mr Father to '• (dever thai I ever met., 1 hope the 

give tlicm grace and strength for tiie Lm'd will re-.vard them for their love 

work whcriMtnto He has called them. 
After meeting, went home with broth- 
er John Forney, w here we were kind- 
ly cared for. After taking some re- 
freshment returned to the school- 
house, met witli a full house, appeared 
to be anxious to hear the Word preach- 
ed. Two of the bretiiren prtauhed to 
them ns (lod gave alnlity seemingly 
with good impression, I*niil lias plaut- 

stiown to His people, and that lliey 
may make Ijus-ie and delay not to d'l 
all tiiccommandnients. Wc baptized 
riiiee persons au<l several have made 
appliealiou to be received when wi- 
go over again, wduch will be (ui the 
second Suiidav '>n March. LLinded 
home Monday, Feb. 4ih. 
Youre in love, 

G. W. HuK'Kiat. 

i fa» «ia a > f 

As a word of en- 

. . J , Dear Pilgrim . ., _. -. 

cd and Apolhs watered Un f.od must ; couragcment 1 would say that as far 
give the inereaso. After dismissing ; .^^ j j,^^,^. ,,^..,,.,i^ ,|,^, pjLl.uiM is a 

went home again with brother John 
Forney. Next day the brethren had 
four appointments, and divided liie 
ministering brethren into four com- 
]janies. It fell to our Int logo sev 

welcome visitor in our lot^aliiy. Jt 
has fouMil some new lunues and f hope 
it will find some more. I do tliinU 
it is a very goitd way to ]iri'acli, «nd 
it-i sermons can be read and m^'ditated 

miles snnfh from this jdace, which ^j,,;^ (j^^.;,,^, ^i,^.„,(^.i. 

suited us very well, as itwassnowin; 
and the wind bknvingfmm the north 
cold and strong. As the wind was 
on our backs, it was not so disflgreea-* 
blc as it would liave Ixeii lo (ace it. 
At 9 o'clock brother Zeiglerand wife 
and l>rollu'r ]ietin"tt and myself bade 
fai'f'wcll toonr kind brethren and sis- 
ters in the 3';d] ('ily Chnreh and 
started for our a|)| 

giving H 


there ill time but vi-ry cold and cidlly 
it haC. turned very cold, so much t>o 
thai people did not turnout, small 
congregation to-day to what wc liad 
north of Fall City, and I thought the 
breihren had too many appointment 

in ad<liti(Mi to whit wc ii<_'ar i>reaehed 

on tliC Sabbnth. iircthrcn, irive u^ 

, more com^erning the plan of .-ialva- 

j tion, it may be the means of bringing 

. many precious studs to a knowledge 

ol the trulii. It is much mure c;>sily 

understood by J'l'adiug than hearing 

I the Wonl preached, fr«)m ttlie fael: 

I tiiat it can l-o read and reread u:itil 

mtinent, arrived , j^ -^ ^;,i^.,^. t,„(le,s:ood, 

D. M. F, 

D^'ar Filf/riin: — I perfu-aied a 
short pilgrimage to Ashlaud and 
Knox counties Ohio, I left home on 
and too close together in a new, thiu-Hlic 22d uf Dec. 1871, and arriveil at 
lysL'tlled country as Nebraska is at j Loudonville Station, on the P, Fi, 
in-escnt, H* we have meeting neor a W. and C. H. R., the luonung of the 
town or cily (here is nearly always a I 2Srd. In the evening ofsiom; d:iy, 
large eongre :alion. We filled the began meeting in Bro. Morgiin Work- 

apjiointment and then turneil our 
faces toward Jlissouri ; w-ont home 
with one brother Johh GMek and 
wife, where we made oui-selves at 
Iiome <>V€r uigltt. More anon. 

A. J.CointKi.i.. 

man's Oongrcg;ition, and continued 
morning and evening, until the eve. 
of the li8tli, fleeting at different pla- 
ce?, but all the above time iu Work- 
man's Congregation. 

On the 2oth there was a choice for 
, speaker, and the lot fell on Bro. David 
Dear Pilgnuw As brotlier Young Brubaker. May God make hiui in- 
and myself were on a mi-ision of love atrumontal in winning ui:iny souls to 
in Fulton county, Pa.. 1 thought to I Christ. On the aOth I was taken to 
drop Yim a few linc^ for your readers, j the Delaware Congregaliou in Knox 
We left home on the l^8th of January, county, where brother Juhn Workman 
went to biMllier 1) Teucley's in the ' is oveiser. Here I continueil until tiie 
Little Cove, had our first meeting at I 3rd of January 1872, Enjoyed a 
Tencley's sehooUhousi- ; over uighl , number of goud meetings with the pil- 

Dcar Irthrri—l must tell yo„ 
that the Pii grim is a welsome vislio 
in my family, and is fast growint* 
iu favor in our (liureh. Oiio brothe* 
told me he would not do without it 
if it would cost C' 5-00, another one 
said he thought more of it than ever 
and would not do .viihout it utii}>r 
any consideration. Two years a«u 
there was not one copy in cur dislriw 
that I know of, nowl alone havp^tnt 
3liuames. D. H. JJ 

Dear Pi^grini : — Kind eucloged 
pay for my l'n,(;uiM and that i^iWs. 
ter Elizebeth Dicks. I would not 
know what to du if iho Pii-ounr did 
not coiue, a*i we hail it with Jnv. It aN 
way.s curitains somctliing to direct our 
way tc Zion. I Iiave felttothauk the 
Lord llut your jjaper comes so ictr- 
u!ar!y, bri iging with it the tidin^is of 
pc;icc, for «■ pai)er that brings not'i- 
iiig but peace, 1 love to read. M;iy 
the Lord prosper you in the viirk of 
spreading the truth. i. H. Ii. 

Dfttr J roOwr in the Lord : By pcr- 
mi-sion of Divine Providence, I am 
permitted to address a few lines to 
yiai. First we join in sending om. 
love and i^alutation to the J'iujium 
Family. We are, at jircsent, all cii- 
joying good health, hoping yon all 
uujy enjoy the blessings of Jleuvcn, 
both spiritual and temporal. Siiuuld 
we not then iru'y raise our hearts in 
thankfulness to the disposer of all 
good for all the blessings whleli wc 
daily receive from his bountiful l;?,ml? 

The PiLCUiM i.-* a welcome visitor 
to our home, an .1 we are ahvayr- f,\\u\ 
when it .'omes, II brings us wholsnmc 
(■outisel and chiiueh i:ev\s wliieli h 
very inidresliug tons, and we iliink 
it *-hou!d visit every family ol' tin,* 
jji-etlircn. and not only tlie Ilrellnvii, 
but all our neighbiu's. It sliow.s the 
sinner the error of his way and piiii'ts 
out the way of salvation. Then bretii- 
ren Editors go on, and shun not to 
declare the whole counsel of(>od, ami 
you shall have our best wishes. 

Yours in love, D. B. 


with brother Teneley. Next mor;!- I 
ing started t<i Big Cove, to<'k dimierj 
with brother D. Butterbangh, laudeil ' 
in Licking Creek Valley, at brollitr' 
George Malotts, had meeting at Tui- 
keyfoot scho(d-housc. Next dav had 

grim baud in this Congregation, it 
being my first visit heic, I was a pil- 
giim sti anger to them, and they were 
also sUanger^ to mc in pei'son, hut I 
felt we weie uf the snme fimily, luid 
'■Follow citizens with the saints, and 

meeting at Bro. Absalom Alaioti'.s . were built upon the found:itiuu of the 
house, in the evening at sister Ma- Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ 
lott's and also on Weduesday at 11 ! Hnnself being lbs chief corner stone." 
o'clock. Evi'uing at Joe Unn school I We had the pleasure of seeing some 
lunise ; went home with friend Daniel 1 added to the pilgrim-bend. May God 
Lake — had meeting at friend Lake's ^ help ui all to he faithful, and gain 
on Thursday at 11 o'clock. This was 'that "belter counlvy." I arrived at 
one of the most interesting meetings ' home on the Gth of January 7:i, and 
that wc had. The influence of the | found ray fanuly well. Tuauk God, 
Holy Spirit seemed to be felt through , Fi utcrnally ) ours, 

out the whole congrega'jon. In ihc | John Wisk. 

The District IMeeting of So^itiicin 
Indiana, will be held in the Noitii 
Branch of' the Wild Cat Cimveli, in 
ti)e -Meethig-bnuse eight miles Smith 
ofDclp'd. on the liSth day of Miu-eli. 
187*2. Tho^o coming from the Knst 
will stop at Delphi, and from tbe 
West at Back Creclc. IVr fi.-rtlier 
information, address tlie umlersigncd. 
John Siiivi:i-v. 

Pijnnontf Ind, 

Pl'-asc unuoimcc ilmt vo iatond lioKjinS 
nur District Jloeiin;^. of ilii* North Knst Uis- 
trlct ot(tliii), I'U Tucsdiiy 7lli ot May. IS'^* 
iiUlu- Ult im-ctiiig linns., of the :»!"hic:<ii 
climeh. Wiiyn.- Co.. Oliio, five miles gnu i 
of \Vcsi J^uhin. on tlie Atlantic .in-I ^'^"^f 
Wi-sTcni /t'ail 7;o:ul, and 12 milos ""'J"' 
wrsl ol" Wnf)^!^-, on tlic- riltsburg unill"'- 
Wiiyn-- /.'nil Ruw\. Wc loudly l:n|>i- l"mj 
every Ijnmcli compoeins this Difiri^''' '^ 
Ik- n-pn-smled. imd cspccinlly tliosp hr^ncii 
es thuL dill not repref.cnt theiusfhes ('^''^'1", 
lore. Those comiii^' by th^ Jtlmiuc »"« 
ni-i'«t Wpstt-rn, -will please notify l'J"t''fJ 
Jacob «Hrvcr at Lattasburj,', >ho win ^ 
tUftt coiivovtmrca will be rimiisli;(l to oun- 
V. V all ir.mi ^^■cst Salem t" l>'ncf "^^ Ti,., 
inA'. Thfisc cominj,' by PiUsburil "l"-!^!" 
Wsyuo Ih\\\ /7imd, wilfplca'^c "Ot''>'"!n"ec' 
Ofi-signcd at New Piltsbuic, who ^"'» 
Hint Ihey bo convcyoil to place of mtt;"''^* 

By onlcr ol tlic cUvuch- „, „ct 

Editor's Department. 


Ibf Every rtwifir oftlie Pji.ouim isin- 
^.]t,.(l 10 coutriljuto to its columns. Ks^nys, 
fh'ivcli Nows, 0:)U»iU-i!*s &c, are solioitfld 
frfliii :itl pi»rl9 otitii- Uroilifrhofifl. li von 
ik-sia- !i?,">'>(l and iii'-.-i-fstin^ pupi-r, lulfi na 
to mifci! it sncli by t'tirtiisliin^ Hi« laatt'i-irtl. 

2ntl. 3f siiro nml ui-iic plnluly; your 
jiftiiic, piJ'l oliico, Cijunty mul »t!Xtt\ in every 
Iciicr. aii'l do not (expect us to credit uioupy 
«utl cliautii! iiddvu&aus, unless you tell us to 
\vl!Oi:i, and wlicru sont. 

;;rJ. NV'vrr sf'iid inon-xy without giving 
jiftiiic aud uddrosd ol' tiiosc who paid it. 

4Hi. In sendiug li^ts, nmrk wiio arc old 
and ivlio are new subscvibvra. l^leasc iv 
iiiombcr lliis. 

r,t!i. Money nui-y be snMy ecnt in Dnifts, 
Clicc:t>*, P.tstal Oi'de:Rdrt\vii nn ilimilui^don 
p. orin ngisiered Intlci-B, All nmotiats 
niDil"!' ?^*-t-'('- in.iy be sent at onr vWk, il ptit 
jiillic cuvelopu iiud ciin.-tully st-alt'd and 
itioruoi'^d. . 


iljmloi- this c.ijilioii the PiUAHri/ 
nrisUaii /I'/dO'.tif, of tlie IStli inst., 
gi««llic,p«rticuliirs of a c.ise «f "spiink- 
bii,;''l)3'a Campliellite Cliristiaa Miii- 
iiler. Slick cases are riitliorse.ivco in 
lb Imtory, a? th;* secit, mid our p-jojjlo 
ivil! lie iiitci-aUed jii tliw one. It ap- 

p.Ml-rf ,tli«tll ill: Kslij, IISM- Wclls- 

vilL', Otiv, w.'..; siok iUid fljiiig. , He 
ivisiiotf iB ()u ,l)iif)iiz td, .but .Ilia condi- 
tion jMToluddri inn oorsiou. As tlio 

KW.9 ac(juaintcd with tho hrctlirei 
Mudiun county Ohio, and knew th,it 
sucli 11 thing never oxiincd Tlio 
minister got a scent of this bit of in- 
formation, and confessed tliat lio was 
not liimself arapiaintcd there, but had 
it from one wlio was. The matter Wius 
investigated a littlo farther, and the 
whole thill.; proved to be a bnse fid.v- 
ho(Kl, invented to suit the occasion. A 

similar case wa, reported to have hap- did God reqnire an in,p,«il,ili,j 
pened im admiuisirator of the Disci ■■■■-- 

plj Clmrohsorao n hero in Now York 
State, and was largely copioiland coni- 
raenleii npon by jjodo-baiitist pajiei-s, 
but unf.irtimately for thera, the thing 
also proved to bo false, and the lar^'e 
air castles fell. We will relate one 
mors circumstance An old zealous 
I minister, in treating the subject of 
baptism related the following circum- 
stance : '■ In a barren desert where 
there neither water nor vegetation 
two travellers met. The one was a 
minister, ami the other a sinner. The 
ininiilCT, like Philip, preached Olirist 
unto him, and among other thiiigi, we 
suppose, told him that he must heiom 
fiijrdn, or b.iptizod,— the sinner was 
converted, and must be baptized straigt 

who arc deti-riniiied to serve tli devil 
to the last moment, and then when 
laid on a bed of .siekucss and death, 
tlu-y beeonio (lightened and without 
a p'-oijcr knowledge of salvation, are 
willing to accept any terms that may 
be ollered, just like (ho mau who 
wished to bo immersed, but rather 
than miss would bj satisfied with 
^pi-ii.kling. Now the qncalion arises, 

il/ Tiere jnosl/y jVisBiples, a m)ni.<- 

:«otthaeChursh.v«ss entfjivandcamc way. I.ut-but-there was no water to 
Usee liiiii, and 'being vk&X to bnptizs 
lira, nml finding Uiat . imroersioji was 

the liand.sof thismau? Certainly not 
Ho undoubtedly knew liis duty long 
before his sidcnes:, and timt was his 
ptsslhtc time to prepare for death, but 
he did it not, like (h.Hisands of oth- 
er.', who leuvo the p.ssibic tiiue pass 
by uiiirajn-ovcd, and then after the 
day of grace rs past, they want God 
to cbango the plan of salvation to 
oial;e it posaihlr. for tbein lo be saved. 
Sli]) a little fiiend, befoie you eon- 
denin the plaiiof salvation to aceom 
mixiale who sjiend all their 
prime in .sin, and after tbey ran ser>e 
satan no longer, are willing to redirn 
to God the- unimproved talent w'tb- 
out a farthing of interest. God does 
not need sneli servants, and we are 
doubtful of their aenept'nee if Ihev 
re ba]itized a tb(,u..and ti 

Culture in America," end "AcnE 
and Fevkr" are alone worth more 
than a year's subscription. Hut be- 
sliles these there is a long list of read- 
able matter. Attorney-General Will- 
iams; Expression; Harriet Hosmer ; 
Our ; WillitP.iy? Writ- 
ing lor the Pre.«s; The ArclioKe-ions; 
James VU\,, .Jr. ; Lord Brougham^ 
<jhost; Itev. George H. Hepwortb, 
ele., with line portraits anil mimenm.,' 
illnslratioiiR. Prifc yo els , or .''3 a 
yoar. .S. E. Wells. 38!J Kaoadwai, 
.^cw lorK. ■ 

"ilnftlie ijuestiuii, at' tl V; rn(jnest of 
'» iljiag man; consent! '<I to baptize 
«'ni I)/ spriidiling. The* minister's 
»»« is Kcv. Mr. Baxter. , 
'I'lie incident as narrat »3 I'y this 
h. B,i.\tor throws a flood of doubt wiiter.^ 

\m tlic practice of imniers.' O"- Here 
case when it ivas impr. wticiiMo. 
'iJtioil ever command anyt. Hingim- 
iwticiljlu? No. Where, tlu o, <»ur 
'tocisionist friends advance , '« liie 
'M. aiiil point to a ease like t liat of 
It. Kelly where immersion is,o. «t of 
«iucsii„ii— dangerous— impossib. t— 
iiot tlie cviiloncc overwiudming I hat 
i» K»t ,1 mode of baptism. ?" 
■'^o'-lkKstcni ChnslUiii Ac/vomt,:. ' I 
"sinuKs. Hero is a sloundcr for '] 
*'^'omrt3. Just look at a case ' 
'«•« mimorsion is both dan.-orous | 
' ""possible. This will cartaitdy ' 
:""«» 'Ui'I upset the wuiilo theory (?) 
J"s» cominou style of argument, 
P«icio,tea to because there is noth- 

'""■ }'''" were credibly informed 
.^«"= lime ago, there was a certain 
««'-U" the fallacy 

■"'■■■sion, and to prove that it was 
'■^"'"■iMeiu all eases, he related 

bo totind, —but God rt'Ottircs no m> iv^ , ,,,.,. 
po..»/te>.,,.,nd the man of God takes ,.,^T ";' "'f " ^7 '" '""" 
upaha„dfu!ors«nd and baptizes him '"' " """ ''" ''""^ "™"'- 

imd he .goes on his way rejoicing. ''The K'"'^' " "'"'"^ "PPPi"""-'^. '"tt <" 
minister says: ■'iA,y->,.;,toM«r«„„. ^"7'* "•<"" ""«-«"«•, 'NKVKn. 

fe,»«v^,/,.v^„,,„„z«,<,7^v/w/JJi :'.;.'5™^° !'""' '•-^"'' "•'■'•>■ '-'••- 

I'"'- 'tis our duty to will k to the lio 
and plummet. 

Ihk LftTLE CoupooAi. presents 
the following interesting table of con- 
tents for Febniarv: Hoia.chapti-r fl 
with illustrations— Helen C Weeks! 
Parsonage doves, willi illnslration-^ 
by iMary E. C. Wyeth. (Juest oliiio 
flower— by Kdjar b'awctt. .Xumber 
flirce— by A. H. Poo Lillie's Val- 
cntinc— by Olive Tliorne. 
days at Kirkwood, ehn;iter Vll- by 
•Kiiiily Huntington i\[i|lo,.. AHloatoi. 
an lee Cake, with illustration— by 
(.'has. E. Hurd. The i{ivals, with 
lull page illiislaatinu— bv (ieialfl 
N'orth. I'rudy's pocket isii'led with 
the usual variety of spim' letters from 
the hitle folks; and Private (iucer's 
Kiuipsaek is crowded with tilings to 
puzzle the minds of the boysandglWa 
llira month lo come. If yon want a 
oiagaziiic that is always fresh, sjpark.. 
ling, and vigorous, su'b-eribe li.r TiiK 
Lvn-i.t: ( 'oKroiLu,. Terms, $1 .60 a 
year. ,Iohn K. J\In.i.i:n, Pnblislier, 
Chicago, HI. 


* OF I,; 

M I, 

This is a ^r.illel case with the! t,,,. r. 

^'Sprinkled Disciple " and we confess ,,,.,f""" ^'"'''"l ''"' ^^'^»'<"-" 

that both arc «,ually valid, vv'ater "",7"""" -iT"'"'""'' "''""' 

and sand are both vallble when prop- ''Y% ''"Tn. ^\ '' ^' '""" 

I , , ^ ,. '^ ' and— .Tewell (D se idc) for Diibliea 

erly used, hut sand IS a poor substitute ,,■ i, pin'iiea 

for water, yet we contcLl that it rep- h™ '''"'.'f'' '^ "^T""' '"""''■ 
resents water as fully a., .;„,,,; J !''''" y''"' '" ''"ve been oao of g,«_ 

<loes a burial in baptism. ' ° 'T T' „""'' "'" '" ""'' " '" 

,,,,,„,. ..,...,. ,, , interest by all. Everv one intert-sle 1 

1 he fact that this man could not be ;„, I ,. ,. ', """-'"•*''' 

11 , , , "1 the <iuestioiisdi.sciisscd, should send 

immersed had not the least bear ng ... ,. ,, „ *- , w.ouia scmi 

■ .. .1 1. , , , "' "'"-'" '"!' '"o Pil.OHI.M. and thus 

against the ordmancc, as hundreds and |„„„ ,, „ , , ,. ,. "^ 

»i 1 .... "^™ 'i"> l>l«isuro of read n" the di^ 

tliousands may dio without the priv- „„„ • „ ^a"i"„ me (ii. 

:i ri • 1 ,. „ "iis-'imi-'nEi!. Our readers w please 

Ucgoofhavingthc ordinance performed .„,, I :, ,■ . i i "'|"t.ase 

• . ' 'M tins fact be know;:, so that al! 

^ *slther mode. 
Tlic c.ineniidcr consideration, iscor- 

tai Illy M poor representative of faith. 

He 6i-.* wishes to be immersed — this 

being VSaiiied, ho catches a straw No. 2. 

may have an oiiiiortuiiity of siibscri 
bing in time to get the whole discus 
sion. We will announce (he lime of 
beginning as stina as it is determined, 
(bo meantime we kindly .solicit 

V "lie ofour brethren, in which 

« drown, 
iina Co., 
*?■»■"■ Was 

not Ih. -OKxh iaith, hut like a dying Val- j „„r agents , and fi:i«n Js lo jierscvore 

lair, 'M t &ere Iw any benefit in it, let | in getting new subscriber.!. Kemem- 

me have «-"-"If Ibercbe a God, save [ bir, subscriptions may commence at 

\i3I wo ralioually conclude , any time and run one year, or to the 

rjtto ofolovor: 

■. sm which was to be per- ( that bis s;,Jv«tion would have been end of tbo year at Ih" 

One of ni... K..„i.l.. . • 1 ■ ■ i t.t . . ... ^ - .. 

, . . --■■ - .lis .secure wi'tliout il as with it. The | ctmts per month 

fccU ' """"^'ratoi' and candidate idea of making oleath-bed Christians 
''Ownod 'Pt *• • 

'ina n "^ """I'' occurred in byadniinisleri tj;l*jpti»m, isofdoubt- t I'm: l'iiiiK\oi.o<ii.;;,u. 

. ".-v.,..,.,, m I .,_. at.(iiiii,i..iit..ii T^ i*j(.ii.^jii, js Ol (louot- I xiu. 1 .n[i:Mii.o(ii..;.vi, JoUKXjVl. 
and the worthy f'ul propriety, i.'uil nitbouta procc- | fo^ Jfi"cli has been received. Its con 
^r with, hoth tbo r1»i,f ;.. ii... iiiri.. .....1 ti... :....,. u :.< t^nta ,„,.,.» ti ..-..<:__. ,. , 

Daviu JIii.i.KR. Please send us 
tlie names and addresses of those yon 
sent us, thai have |iaid, (Iiat we m.iv 
credit lliein. 

Samuki. Si)i.i.;:.s-|)i.;R(iEit. Your 
siib.icription is paid and so marked. 

Jnn,v HoovEH. 'i'our letter coii- 
I faining $1.25 never readied hs, but 
we lose it according to our oiler— See 
wirds to ij[itroiis. Your name is now 

S. M. PiiKT.sjiAN. Yonrfirst let- 
ter containing $.1.00 never came to 
hand. How did you send it ? 

Ei.i). Woi.i.- of Cal. informs u? 
that their Eastern mails have long 
been intercepted on account of heavy 
snoHs and rains, (earing up bridges 
and railioa<Is generally, and that Pii.> 
aniMS 1 and 2 only rea-hed (hem .i 
short time ago. The Pii.<iki.m still 
finds open doors on llie Pacific coast 
with a hearty Godspeed for its fti> 
I lire success. Thank you, dear brelli-, 
ren, for yonr interest in our iiiimble 
efibrts losond the tidings of peace 
from shore lo shore, and wc solicit 
ho pr.iycrs of (he uiiifcd ehnrcli, that 
God may give us wi.sdom to man the 

*>■ ^H'l'di!'"'""''' "'"'■''""'""= ''™""ll'<-''!il'l^ "'"' "'0 ; it is j tents more than confirm our high |. ship in .s'udi awav, as (oTne'et flic -Z 
•^ "'"t ihcrc "'"""™''' '"" " ''''I'" I"'««:'i'''l 111'- li'itler. We have thous- ; "piaio" of (hat iragazine's character, probation of God and, result in tbo 
was present, one who lands of ungodly me^r fluvl women | '■'"''e very i/jtfructive articles on .Fisii salvation of souls, 



at the same time we ori'ered a con- 
gregation of eqimlly l>ious and learn- 
cil men to call upon our God, before 
the western wall of the ancient Tem- 
bkcleh came to my nolic«, wnicn i pi^^ jVom which spot we are told by 
-hall now copy f..r llio I'lLOBIM. U ^^^ miccstors, the Divine (i\uiy nev- 
relates to the populaliyn "f the wor d- ,,,,,„,e.l. 


Ji,!;iors of the. rU'irhn: The ^O.low- 
int; .:urion-*"and fomewhat interesting 
bkcleh came to my nolic«, which I 


Winter Arrangement. 

.cinbtT 2.=th, 1871 


Tlie Spring session oi' Salem College wji] 

on ;.lid a(le.- Snturd»v. N..vcmber I'll., ISTl. , open for tile reception or any nuii.btr of 

ra?:.,":rT."l<v.lUrri;-eauadepar...M...o,vs. I s.nde..,s f^'-J," P»[»f "- "„„,„, .„ 

ipinAi>B. ,_.„ M.„ Anipl*^' accoiumodfttioDS. mid llicirougliin 

struction will be given all students who cim 


There are on 'the gh.he 1.288.000. 
OOOsnulx, of which :'.(!0.000.000 are 
Caucasians, ,V22.OO0.0()O are Mongo- 
lians, 190.O0U.0UO m: Ethiopians, 


i; I'tO 000 UUU ar(; j-^tnii»piiiii^, 

"'atrra^ sie :2"hn,«uages spoken, \ -; ^^ -P-' — '-'"^ >"-!!• 
and 1.01)0 religions. The yearly 

mortality of the globe is 33.333..T.3.! 
persons. This i.s at the rate o( 91. 
551 lier day, 3.730 per hour, 02 per 
minute. So each pulsali.m ol the 
heart nmrlis the dcrease of some hu- 
man creature 'I'hc average of hu- 
man life is 33 years. One fourtli of 
the pnpnhitiun dies at or before the 
age of 7 ye.irs. One half at or be- 
fore 17 years. 

Among 10.000 persons, one arrives 
at the ago of !00, one in 500 attains 
the ago of 90, one in 100 lives t" I'.e 
«ge of 70. Married men live longer 
Jhiin single ones. In 100 poreons 95 
many and morn niairliigis occur in 
Juni'aiid Deeei.ilier than any other 
months ill tiie year. 

One eighth of the whole populnl ion 
is milituy. I'rolissions exercise a 
great influence on longevity, hi 1.000 
individuals who arrive at the age of 
70yeai.s, 42 are priests, orators, or 
pnl'die. s|Mahcrs, •lOnie agrieulturist.s, 
33 are workmen, 32 are soldiers or 
m.litnry emiiloycs, 29 advocate or on- 
gino.'i-s, 27 proVessors and doctors. — 
Those who clevolc their lives to the 
prolongation of others, die the soon- 

There are 335.000.000 nominal 
Christians. There are 3 000.000 Is^ 
raclitcs. There are GO.OOO Asiatic 
religions. There arc lOO.OOO.OOO 
Mohumniodans. There arc 200.000 

In the Chrisliaii Cliurolies 170.000 
000 profess the Roman Catholic, 75. 
000.000 proless the Greek faith, 80. 
000.000 profess the I'rotestaut. 

D. IJ. CoNDlilE. 

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CmmnimofSt. Paul. By George Jarvis 
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PuotprM, of lift: or, Faith aud Nature 
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10 accommodate all children of bretlireo, 
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A DISPATCH from San Francisco 
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railronil to tlie Ynscmite Valley will 
lio coni]ilotc witliin ci;lit miles, both 
by the Mariposa and llic Conltcrvillo 
routes, anil tliat tlicre will be only 

two-anil-a-lialf miles of horseback .„ „ _ .— -^---- 

riilc into the ^' alley. The fare from inga according to the best Parliamentary 
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San !• rancisco IS slated at S'.ii, ami ■' 

IVio Einphalir, Viar/lolt ; or The New Tes 
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the time one day and a half. Anoth- 
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feet deep in the Valley. In that case, 
the Valley will be inaccessible before 

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Blood Cleanser or Panacea. 

A Ionic and purge, for Blood Disea^ea, 
Great reputation. Many testimonials. Mssy 
ministering brethren use aud veeoinnicnd il. 
jlsk or send for the "llenllh Jletsensfr." 
Use only the '-Piinacea'" prepared at Clii- 
oago. Ills., aud by 

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Jan. 16. tf. Wai/'o ahoro, Franklin C»., /■■ 


The undersigned fiavingbeen sufressfalin 
sending oul good Queens, and giving gm. 
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''And H9 soon ii9 lie Uail spoken, imraedi- 
atflv tbclepvosy dnparK-d Irora him. i>n<i he 
w«s cleansed. And saith unto him, see thou 
sav nolliing to any man ; but go thy way, 
shew thyself to the priest, and cfTor lor thy 
cleansins those things which Moses coin- 
manded, for a testimony unto them. Mark 

This Si.Tiptliro falling, ov being in 
the lesson ot'n young sister in the Bi- 
hlc class, or school, was askeil the 
folloivin^ ([uestiiins by the teacher, 
anil received the Ibllowiiii; proper an- 
QuES. What, or who is a leper? 
Ans. One affected, or afflicted 
with the lei'i-osy ? 

QUES. things which 
Moses coramanded? 

An?. T ivo birds, cedar wood , scar- 
let wool and hyssop. 

QuES. Can you describe the ccre- 
mimies used on that occasion, try and 
stale it as near as you can ? 

Ans. One of the birds were slain, 
or killed in an earthen vessel over 
running water, the living bird, he 
shall take it, and the cedar wood, 
and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and 
shall dip them and the living bird 
in the blood of the bird that was kill- 
ed over the running water; and he 
shall sprinkle upon him that is to be 
cleansed irom the leprosy seven times, 
and shall pronottnce him clean, and 
shall let the living looie into the open 
field And he that is to be cleansed 
shall wash his clothes, and shear off 
all his !iair,and wash himself in water, 
that he may be clean. 

(ii;iis. Can you describe the symp- 
toiis, and general character of this 
disease ? 

'Vxs. I', is what may be called a 
skill disease, but is also found in 
clothes and houses Ac, but I am not 
able to particularize it. 

I'or the benolit of the unlearned 
reader 1 will give a brief account of 
"'is loathsome disease, as I find it 
in some medical, and other books. 

Leprosy being a foul, loathsome 
disease, and contagions, hence those 
I'eraouB afflicted with it were exclud- 

ed from the society of other people, 
they sometimes formed societies of 
their own. We find four of them in 
one society in the days of Elisha. (2 
Kings 7 : 7, 8.) And ten in anoth- 
er in the days of the Savior. (Luke 
17 : 12.) The Jews generally sup- 
posed the leprosy to be inflicted by 
God for the punishment' of some 
crime. For reproaching Moses, Miri* 
am was infected, for treachery and 
lying to procure clothes and mon- 
ey, Gehazi was smitten, for iiro- 
fanely presuming to offer incense. 
King Uzziah was punished with it. 
Moses in the law mentioned no nicd^ 
icine for it, and it does not appear 
that the Jews applied any remedies, 
but waited the cure only from God. 

Whenever a Jew suspected him- 
self, or was suspected by others, to 
be infected with this fearful disease, 
he presented liiiuself for inspection 
to the priest, who in trying him, ap- 
pears was in no danger of taking the 
ilisease from him. A swelling with 
a white spot bright and redish, crea- 
ted strong suspicions of leprosy, and 
the person was shut up several day.s, 
when he was again suspected by the 
priest. And if the hair in the sore 
had turned white or yellow, and was 
in siirlit deeper than the skin, and 
continued to spread in the flesh, and 
if there was quick raw flesh in the 
swollen part, if there was a white red- 
ish sore in the bald head the priest 
pronounced him unclean ; he was ex- 
cluded from the city, or camp till 
God should heal him, and lie was 
obliged to cover his upper lip, and 
call out to him that approached him 
that he was unolcan. Uut if on the 
.second inspection, the sore was not in 
sight deeper than the skin, if it had 
not spread duiing the seven days, if 
the hair on the infected place was 
not turned white, or if the plague, 
being thrown out from the inside, 
and had covered the whole boily with 
leprosy, the priest pronounced him 


When it pleased God to heal one 
that had been pronounced unclean, 
the priest went out of the camp or 

city and inspcoted him, and for his 
cereinonial cleansing was used, and 
employed the above, as answered to 
the question. What are, or were the 
things which Moses commanded in 
the law, so far from the IJible? Now 
from the hooks. 

The leiirosy is twofold in kiud and 
degree. That of the Jews was proba- 
bly much the same with the elephan- 
tiasis, or leprosy of the Arabs, Egyp- 
tians, &c., which came Into and raged 
in Italy about si.xty years before the 
birth of our Savior. It is chiefly 
fonuil in warmer clinmles. It begins 
within the body, and throws out a 
sanious moisture that corrupts the 
(uit-ide of it, covering it with a kind 
of white scales attendcl with a most 
tormenting itch. The afllicted per- 
son becomes hoarse ; his blood becomes 
ininj;Ied with whitish particles, and 
the scum of it so dry that vinegar 
poured thereon boils up, and salt ap- 
plied to it does not dissolve ; and so 
strongly bound together with imper- 
ceptible threads that calcined lead 
thrown into it swims above; his hair 
becomes stifl", aud if plucked brings 
away rotten flesh with it; his eyes 
become red and inflamed similar to 
a eat; his tongue becomes dry, black, 
swollen, ulcerated, and poisoned ; his 
face resembles a half burnt coal, fur- 
rowed with hard kuob.s, greenish at 
bottom, and white at the top. The 
bodv becomes so hot that a fresh ap- 
ple held but an hour in the hand will 
be considerab'y withered and wrink- 
led ; the parts infected become insen- 
sible, and at la's! the nose, fingers,&c, 
fall off, being rotlen. 

Jn the tenth and eleventh ceuturies 
this terrible distemper was common 
in Europe, introduced, it is supposed, 
by the Arabs and Moors, and it is 
said there were about 15,000, or ac- 
cording to Matthew Paris, 9,000 hos- 
pitals I'or lepers. At present it is 
scarcely known in Eurojic, unless we 
s.qipose the syphillis to lie a kind of 
it. Some time ago a lejiro.-y resemb- 
ling that of the Africans terribly af- 
flicted the people of Barbadocs, espe- 
cially the blacks." 

This is the account the books give 
of this dreadful mahdy, and it is a. 
c:uisc of sincere gratitude to God that 
this dreadful disease is di.-appearing 
from the earth. The writer, soma 
years ago, saw a man afflicted with n 
loathsome-looking skin disease dis- 
tressing to beluld. The phyeioiana 
thought it was a species of leprosy. 
Bo it so or not, death relieved him of 
his aftliction. Does not this ieprosy 
represent the corruption of our na- 
tures in the reigning power thereof^ 
which is most penal, deliling and 
spreading in its nature, and separat- 
ing us from God aud heave^j. Not 
every scab, sore, or boil In the flesh 
was a leprosy. Neither is every act 
of sin and impurity marks of iinelean- 
uesH in the soul. Inward uprightue&;, 
repentance and strivings against sin, 
« itli a sense of the vilencss of our 
hearts and nature, are tokens that we 
lire not under the dominion of sin, 
"Now then it is no more I that do it, 
but sin that dwelleth in me." Horn. 
7 : 17. So at every appearance of evil 
we must wash ourselves in the Savior's 
blood through faith, repentance and 
prayer. (I speak of those who are in 
the church.) 

It was thescab or boil that in sight 
was deefier than the skin, and that 
spread in the flesh tlist was leprosy. 
So delight in sin and Iniquity, wil- 
fully and prisuniptuously inihllging 
in ungodliness, pride, exaltation, antl 
self riglitconsne5s,enmIty againstOod, 
anil not being subjci t to His laws are 
the natural workings of the flesh, and 
if these are not mortified and brought 
into subjection by repenlanceand con- 
version, will spread and bring the soul 
under the dominion of fleshly lusts. 
There is no deliveranee from this 
plague of lepros_\ but by the grace of 
God, and the application of Jesus' 
blood, and gift of the Holy Spirit, by 
faith, repentance and baptism. 

There was also leprosy in garments. 
If greenish or redish spots appeared 
in a garment, it was suspicious of leii- 
riisy,'and the priest must insjirct it, 
and shut it up seven days. If on his 
second examination, lie"und the to» 



I(pns of leprosy spread, lie tore out 
tlie infected parts, and ordered it to be 
wasiicd, and if t)ie token were not 

spread he ordered it to be wjslifd ; 
and if on tlietlilrd infti)ection lie found 
the tokens df*pa-tcd, it was again 
uaslitd and pronounced clean. But 
if on tiie tliini and fourth inspection 
the pla;^iie rontinnel after tbc inf^'ct- 
nd parts had lieon torn out, tlie wltolr 
garment mii?t be burnt with (ire. 
LcproHy beluga representative of sin, 
it is manifest tliat the leprot*y of sin 
will iiileet our elolhing. I fear many 
gannenlH are full of it. 'J'hc uneoii- 
ver(<M! are carried away with it. These, 
in repentance, must tear out the in-* 
fccted ])iirts, that is, remove from tte 
garment all tiie unnecessary or Hn)>er- 
fluous parts, retaining only that which 
is useful and good, and if this cannot 
bo done, burn the whole willi fire. 

Houses alho become infected with 
Jeprosy, Ifpalcrcddish spots appeared 
in the wall luwer than tiie rest it was 
fiuspicirtus of leprosy, and the prii'st 
4nuKt inspect it, and shut it up seven 
days. If at the cud of icvvn days 
ihti symptoms were iucreased, the in- 
leclcd parts were removeil and pure 
ones put ill llieir pluee. If the lepro- 
sy again appL';ired tiie liou.'-c must be 
jmlletl (btwii ;iud the uiuti-riais cast 

as a Sj>irit, for mueh depends on l!iis, ' verse ways and us^'d di(K'rent means, 
as God only aeecpts a truly rendered lo eoufer favors, and make known his 

into an unclean place. Hut if the 
4iouse j;ot ck-iuiHed, a spriiikling of 
tlie mixture of tlic water and bloudof 
tlie ofl'ei'ed birds removed tlie deli U'- 
4neut, (te. (>uery. Are not soim- !>(' 
our houses full ot' leprosy? Wniihl 
4t not be well t4> remove from them 
4he infected piuts ? The rcmovai antt 
ihrowing out pianos, >>ildL'd mirrors, 
find lust encouraging pietnres.'/vouhl 
4)e no disadvantage to the comloit and 
flonvenience of the house at all, and 
would at leasl. be an evidence that we 
ore not tronformed to the leprous worlil 
Jti thcbO useless things, whieh briiij; 
ruin nnd destruction upim laiuiliri^, 
^burchc^, natioHB,and the world ilselt. 
D. 1». Sayleh. 

For ih4i IV^rivr 
riiulm, 111): 17. GiMKi.. 

Dcur P^icnd : — -In our last, we 
ciiadc some rciuarks in regard to liow 
Ijie exiilenee ofCiod bhould be under*' 
Ctood, wlicther in i>hape as tiiat of 
llio ()ody of man, or if (JihI iscxioLing 
o'itliout such, and is u spirit Frum 
4be testimopy and reasoning, we 
■sbould deem it feutVicieiitin favor of 
■the bUter, but. siuee the lir^t themy 
tuu got a fast hold on the mind of ma- 
«y, moio testimony is utxxlful to make- 
djCPubjcclclearcr. We would however 
*ay here, that \vc believe it omiiUMitly 
necessary tliat a woi-shipir vl Gud, 
^imild be iully persuadwl and eblab- 
^ished, in rrgai-d to his fuih in the 
4juo cxisteni%i.>f Ciml, and not think 
<igbt of it «u- be careless, whethfr he 
iVOFfhips a (Jed In a body, w a. LUni 

service, and in the rontrary case, the 
words* Christ sptdco to the Samaritan, 
that they did not know wliat I'icy 
wor.shiped, may lie justly applied to 
us. John, 4 : 22, 23, he said : "But 
the hour cometli, and now is, when 
the true worshipers shall worsiiip the 
Father, in f^pirit and in truth, for 
thf Fafh'T <n''-kftli sueh to worship 
Him." B/lhis weareadnn)ni-hcd,;h:it 
whateverwe di> religiously we should 
not make a minor matter, nor any part 
that constitutes tlie doctrineofCIirist, 
an<l the service by whieh God i^ ador- 
ci^ Ohrij*t has not taught any non- 
essentials fiiv the regeneration of man, 
or the glorification of God's holv 

These minor matters are only form 
ed by those who wish to evade the 
true meaning of the word, and take 
all tlic tacved writings in a literal 
seiii-c, and nut look at their spiriuial 
import, and arc thereby misled, and 
mislead others. Christ's literal works, 
sayings, parables, commandments, 
preee])ts, and examples all iiuvesplrit 
ual sii;ni(ieations, and the literal ub 
SLrvauce thereof will, undoubtedly 
bring u rich spiritual reward. Here 
in this life, joy and satisfaction, for 
having dune our duly and bevoml 
(his, the things wiiich are treasured 
up for the well doers. 

But to our former subject, in re- 
gard to God having a tmdy, and gen- 
erally those who hold to a literal 
meaning of tlie word only assert this, 
and refer to those passages already 
considered, as also, lliat the Ijord God 
appeared unto Abraham, and as Abra- 
ham seen ajd talked to him, and 
gave him to cat and to drink, that 
he must have a body, also that Jacob 
wrest'ed with Gttd a whole night, and 
saw God fiu-e lu (ace, and still luriher. 
'I'liat had .'^t'l-n ^ucli jiarls ul 
(iod, that iIk-ic eunhl be no duubt as 
to the fact of thisv»piniou. Hcmvcvlt 
sinec we have aliuded to this dilfi-r^ 
dice, it is i>ur duly to examine the 
pu:)sages and give uur uiideroiandiug. 
Jn ihe history of tlie Patriarch and 
fyiihtul Vlnaham we can Hue tlmt 
the Lord appeared unto him, not less 
than nine dillernit limes, bumetimes 
by voicf, at a time in a visiun. Gen. 
lo ; i. At aiioioer tune again to 
make the notable Covt'iiaut, Oucuin- 
cision witn him. Chap. 17. Am' 
again the Lord appeared unto him 
in tiie plains of Maiore. Chap, lijlli. 
"riic iOLU hlooil by him," and aiicr 
they h:id eat and draoU liie lut-al pre- 
pared fi>r them and had yiven ISarali 
ilie nf Isaac, turned their lii- 
c»'s t»)v\iird tyidoni, while yet Ahra- 
ham Muud beliire the Lord, and r.peak- 
in;- in hchalj ul iSuiitmi and tlie rij^lii, 
eons that might Iju there. In tiii: lust 
verse ii says, "and iho Lord went lii& 
way as suuu as he left communing 
with At)ndiaui, and Abndiam reiuru- 
«l unto liih plaee. 

Tliis would ali seem that God was 
in a bovlil) bhupe, the same as Abta- 
j but when \\e et.uisiiler, liiut He 



oes appear lu man, lu di- 

will to them, as He had to do it in 
that age and time in the absence of 
prophets and as yet no. written word, 
there is still no ground to think oth- 
erwise, thm that God used such pow- 
ers of which he was in ample posses- 
sion, to reaeh the aecomplishment of 
His own purpose. He wlio gave man 
organs lo speak, hear and sec, can al- 
so eonvey to their minds such intelli- 
gence, as He tliiuks for their good,; 
without having the san:e organs as 
they have in the temporal body of 
men. He isalmighty, and therefore 
ean .send Angels or Messengers in 
fiu'm and sliapc, as llie case requires 
if. and where it is done by or through 
Mis power or His attributes, it is 
done by Him. This always was the 
mode in whieh God eommuned with 
His peojde, and promulgated His 
will atid <lesign, bi_'foi-e his own wise 
appoinied time, to send His only be- 
gotten Son into the world, to reveal 
Him as He if, and what was His will 
and good pleasure 

So God wa.s before the Creation of 
Heaven and earth, so he was in crea- 
tion, and all the time, of its preserva- 
tion, so He was in the time when He, 
ihrougli Christ Jesus His Son, began 
I he rcgentration, and so He will be 
the universal unchangeable God all 
in all, through never ending eternity. 
But not to evade what may seem any 
testimony against our position, in 
the 22ud. chap, of Gen., w'c have the 
notable circumstance of the offering 
of Isaac. And it came to pass after 
these things that God did tempt Abra- 
ham, and said unto him, "Abraliain," 
and he said, **behold here I am." And 
Lie said ; "Take now thy son thine 
(uily son Isaac, whom thou lovest and 
get thee into the Land of Moriah, 
anil offer him there for a burnt offer- 
ing upon one of the mountains which 
1 will tell thee of." Here it is said 
that G(»d templed Abraham, therfore 
God could not be that allwiseand fore- 
knowing being, or else He would 
have known that Abraham was faith- 
ful and obedient to all the requirements 
of tjod, and that it was the same in 
wrestling with .Jacob, if hewould hold 
out faithful and persevere to the end. 
We cannot see that these trials and 
temptations were made to satisfy God, 
whether .Vbraham was as faithful as 
lie bluuihl be, but it was so instituted 
for the good of Abraham. He had 
an o[>portuniiy here to try himself, to 
examine into his own iiaith and confi- 
dence in the Lord whom be served. 
God knew what would be the issue, 
but Abraham did not and besides 
Gud wauted to show His faithfni -^er- 
vant by this manifestation, the good- 
ness aad loveliness of liis own nature, 
that he wjuld also, in the future and 
fulne^s of time, give His only begot- 
ten Sun tor an offering for the sins of 
tlic wurld. This was the first inti- 

mation of the promise aftenr-ards 
more fully given to Abraham, of the 
coming of the Redeemer into the 
world, that was ever given to this man 
as it did, in time, come to pass, aud 
can therefore not be attrilmted tu im- 
perfection to any of the attributes of 
God, and so it is in tiie case of Jacob 
audall otherslmilarcases. God works 
by and through His creatures, for 
their own good, to promote thvir en- 
joyment of life here, and tlicir happj. 
ness hereafter. His glory is aug- 
mented in proportion to the benefit 
received by His creatures. In Exo- 
dus 24th., we have an instance when 
Moses and Aaron^ Nadab aud Ahihu, 
aud seventy Elders sa .v the Lord 
God of Israeal, but It doe-i not say 
whether they .saw Illm in person, 
or by any such kind of manifestation, 
yet in this our time, some draw from 
this that it was a visible display, or 
manifestaf ion of.His person. ]5iit from 
all it seems to us, God In this in- 
stance appeared unto them in the ful- 
ness of His power as he had to do in 
so many cases, to accomplish thejonr- 
noyofsuch a rebelious multitude as 
the Israelites in their travels from 
the land of bondage to that of the 
promised deliverauce. In the 17th. 
verse it says ; "and the sight of the 
glory of the Lord was like devouring 
tire on the top of the mount in the 
eyes ofihe children of Israel. In 
the 33rd. chap, same book, much talk 
took place between God and Moses. In 
the llth verse we read; "And the 
Lord spake unto Moses face to face as 
a man speaketh unto a friend." And 
manysnch saylngsare contained in the 
same chapter, by which those initia- 
ted in the same belief miy strain a 
conclusion, that really Gud did as a 
man a[>pear unto Moses, aud did tiak 
to Him as man to luau, but when we 
read all aud compare all reasonably, 
with what the Seriptures in general 
teaches us about the nature and dis- 
position of His being, it will undoubt- 
edly bring us to a different conclu- 

17th. verse. And the Lord said 
unto Moses: "I will do this thing 
also that thou hast spoken, for thou 
hast found grace iu luy sight, and I 
know thee by name, aud he (Moses) 
said, I beseech thee show me thy glo- 
ry " "And tlie Lord said, 1 will 
make all my goodness pass hefore 
thee, aud I will pro(;Iaira the name 
of the Lord before thee, and will he 
gracious to whom I will, and sho^v 
mercy to whom I will. And he said, 
"thou canst not see my face and live. 
And the Lord said ; "Behold there is 
a place by me, and thou shalt stand 
upon a rock, and it shall come topass 
while my glory passeth by, that 
will put thee in a cleft of the rock, 
aud I will cover thee with my hand, 
aud thou hhalt see my back parts, bu 
my face shall not be seen." I'^roOJ^ 
this counectiou it is argued, that i* 

M^. , N\ h b K L Y P 1 L <; R i M. 


GoJ havl no body, lie couUl have no ' 
Imclv I':i'ts, *i'i*' because He said my 
face shall not bo seen, He must have ; 
a face, or else He would not s^ay sii. i 
But it should be recollected that there , 
ai*e back or iuferior parts of a person j 
as also faces, except those of man. \Vc 
have heretofore said, that the bein|^- 
ofGod wascom posed ofHis attributes, 
or parts, as we also may term tlieni, ' 
for in many of the works of (jod, they j 
need not necessarially be united, for j 
eacli is a power itself In the mani- , 
festatious cited above, we see only a 
few which are made visible. The glo- 
ry of the Lord was like devouring lire 
in the sight of the childreu of Israel. 
Tliis also JI(>3es desired to sec. But 
no doubt in a greater degree than here 
displayed only to the eyes of Israel, 
yet this was not Jehovahs dc-Ign. — 
The tim" to show His ylory in 
perfect fulness, was when He would 
be manifested to the whole world 
through Jesus Chri'>t His beloved 
Son. H^-re He delivered a [lortion of 
the Human family, and this only 
from a temporal bondage uiwl boilily 
servitude, and In the oilier of which 
this is only a type, he would deliver 
and redeem the wliole of Adam's |)os- 
terity, and graciously give liberty to 
all, bound by transgression and sin, 
and lead them to the land of eternal 
peace anil rest. 

Thus in His glory, passing by Mo^ 
ses, and His gooibiess, lie (uily was 
made acquainted vitb such nianiiesta- 
tatiotis as niav be coinjiared tu the 
hack parts. T!ie iaec, or fullest good- 
ness ami glorv- of God were only dis- 
played thriugh the Gospel by Jesus 
Christ, ami not at that time, for so 
limited !i purpose, 

Moses, notwithstanding the many 
testimonico he had irom God, still 
doubted, cither in the ability of God 
to lead Israel through the ivilderness 
to the jiromised land, or in His will so 
to (In, iis He had si> often ileclared, 
beiiee the tnanv extraordinary niani- 
ftjstations of Hi-* ghtrv and goodness. 
S. T. 


Patience is defined as the power of 
expecting long ^v i thout discontcut — 
yes, the W'liting for that which is long 
withheltl or never comes at all. The 
earnest expectation, the giving up and 
utter iibuegntion of self, the casting 
aside all thought of |>er3onal interest, 
and taking up patiently t!ie '-purpose 
and burden of life." Patient to en- 
dure wiiutever the Lord or circumstan- 
ces may bring abtmt for the tiial of 
our faith. The one great virtue of 
life i3 patience, which, the soul hold- 
ing securely, may defy the world to 
dislodge from her fastness. All other 
vu-tuos CL-nter in and cluster around 
this, for to her is given the empire, 
and jimong her subjects she sits a (lueeu, 
holding firmly, with her right hand, 
her heaven born principles, and with 
her left dispensing the charities that 
sweeten lite. 

. '-though life may be solitary and 
joyless, though everything that plea- 
ses and delights maybe removed, yet 
possessing the soul in patience, no evil 
*ony he feared aud no shadow of im- 
pending wrong will be able to move the 

firm foumhilion ou whicli the soul in 
its virgin purity rests. The thorns 
springing up along our pathway lose 
their power to harm, aud the petty an- 
noyances are deprived of their sting 
iind of no rose without a thorn, 
weplufk the thorns, and. lo! they be- 
come, by the wonderful transforming 
power within, roses fragrant with Hie 
and beauty. "God is patient l)ecause 
eternal :" were he not we had long 
since been cut off as cumberei*s of the 
ground. Oar hard-heartcdness and 
hypocrisies, our lukcwarmncss ami 
slackness of duty, and our fngerncss lo 
walk in iho ways of the world — all these 
things should make us cry out, Still, 
Lo)'d, our fevereil pulses that rush to 
do evil, and lone down'our natures un- 
til we become God-like in patience and 
endurance. Help us to rise tiiumphant 
over that which is of the '^arth earthy," 
and ever be able to s:iy wlien tempted, 
"Get thee behind me satan,' but care- 
fully iivoid letting him from that posi- 
tion push us forward towards the com- 
mission of the premeditated sin, as I 
fear we Um often in our sel ["-confidence 
permit him. 

Sometimes in our imp;Uience we 
murmur because our burden stems too 
heavy to be horn, and the idlors in the 
vineyard stand with folded bauds, nor 
by word or motion help us on our way, 
but remember, impatient soul! that 
"they also serve who only stand and 
wait." Wherever your mission finds 
you, go to work bravely, cheerfully, 
service in ono department is as accepta- 
ble as in another, only do your duty 
where you stand and your reward will 
be sure. 

— "Then be up iinil doiu;;, 
With a heart lOi- any line, 
Slill acliieviiij;, atill pursuing, 
Learu to labor aud to wuU." 

L. II. M. 
E'lsttm, Wd4t Vu. 

For the PUgrim. 

This interrogatory was uttered by 
Jesus the third time that He had inan- 
ilcsted Himself to His disciples, af*er 
He was risen from the dead. This, 
however, is a snbjeet that may be call- 
ed into (piestion, aud diflerent conclu- 
sions deduced from the same. We 
are aware I hat some hold the idea that 
Jesus, when He said to Simon Peter, 
*'Simou, son of Jonah. lovest thou me 
inore than," had reference to 
fishes, that is, to understand Him to 
interrogatw Peter whether lie loved 
Him more than lie loved tliese fishes, 
<ir in other words, liis former occupa- 
tion of fishing, because Peter formerly 
had becu u fisherman. Now wc do 
not believe this was the way in which 
Jesus would have Peter to under- 
stand Him, but we think He undoubt- 
edly had direct reference to His oth- 
er disciples that were pre^^eut on tiiat 
occasion, when He said to Peter, "lov- 

est thou lue nmre than ibese," th:ili*<, 
we uudorstand Jesus to ask Peter the 
question "loves* thou me more than 
these love me?" as the German trans- 
'ation has it, which we think conveys 
the idea more clearly of the subject 
under consideration. 

We find by inves'igaling the Scrip- 
tures that Peter doubtlc--s held the 
first place among the Apostles, for 
we learn that he is nameil first in eve- 
ry list of the Apostles; and we also 
get the idea that he was more rash 
aud forwanl In his a','ti<>ns and doings 
than were his fellowajiostles, because 
we find that at the last supper after 
they iiad sung a hymn and liad gone 
<mt into tliR mount of Olive?, and 
when Jesus said to His disciples "All 
ye shall be offended because of me 
this night," lie made the repeated 
protestations of unalterable fidelity, 
so soon to be falsified by his tail. — 
Jesus then, after He was risen from 
ihc dead, and hail manifested Himself 
the third time to His disciples, i^aid 
lo Simon Peter, ".Simon, son of Jonah, 
lovest thou me more than these?" A'c. 
Here the thrice repeated (luestious of 
Christ doubtless had reference to the 
ihree j)rotes!atiim5 and denials, and 
was thrice met by answei-s full of love 
and faith. So we now sum up our 
preliminaries by saying that we be- 
lieve, since Peter was iirsfc in rank 
among the Apostles, and yet thus de- 
nied Jesus, that he again, fur this rea- 
son, was asked by Jesus, "lovest tiiou 
me more than these," in order to be 
reinstated again and thus receive the corumission to Ibed (.'hrist's 
.■sheep, ratlier as one who had forteited 
his place, and could not resume it 
without such an au'horiiiatiou. 

S. F. Reiman. 

Bedin, Pa. 


Where and how he spent Ims two 
disnial days following his denial, we 
kimw not. Alter that look from him 
in thejudgment hall, he never saw 
his Lord uiive again, liui as on the 
thiitl morning we fintl him and Jolin 
together, we may believe that it wa^ 
I'roiu the lips of the beloved disciple — 
the only out of all the twelve that 
was present at the trial bellnx' Pilate, 
ami who stood before the cross — that 
Peter heard the narrative of Lhut sail 
days doings ; how tliey buund and 
scourged, aud mocked and spat upon 
the Lord; how they nailed Ilim to 
the cross, and set Him up iu agony 
to die. \ui\ at each part of the sad 
recital, how would that heart, soiten 
ed by penitence, be touched ; how 
would it grieve Peter to remember 
that lie, loo, bad luul a share in lay- 
ing such heavy burdens on the I. ^t 
hours of his Lord's snlfcriiig Hie! 
That Master whom he had s<t dishon* 
orahlv an. I uugr.itefully denied, was 
slfe[iing iu the giave. Was he not 
ready to e.xclaiui. 

Oh \ but for one short hour with 

Him ! — a single interview I— that he 
might tell Him how bitterlv be re- 
pented what he had done/ aud get 
iVom his Master's living, loving lips 
lhea.*-sura:ice thathc liad been Ibr- 
given! But that never was to be. 
He should never see II ira more. Nev- 
er, grief-blinded man ! Tliine eye it 
sees not, thine ear it hears not, nei- 
ither that sorrow^burdened heart 
of thine conceive what even now Jesus 
is ju'cparing for thee. 

The third morning dawns. The 
Savior rises triumphant from the 
grave : in rising, seta tiie aiigels as 
sentries before the empty tombjeives 
to tliera the order that, to tho"first 
visitants to the sepulchre, tlii.^ mes- 
sage shall be giveu. "Go, tell the 
di>ieiples«?ir^ /i/fT that He is risen 
from the dead." This message from 
I he angel Peter had not heard; when 
he and John ran out together to the 
sepulchre, aud found it empty. Hut 
he heard it not long after. 'Who may 
fell what strange thoughts that sing- 
ling out of Am— that si)ecial mention 
ol^his name by tiie angelic watchers 
of the sepulchre — excited in Peter's 
heart? tfrtw eame those angels to 
think of Ilim at such a time as this? 
It could not, have been their own do- 
ing. They mu.-t have got that mes- 
sage from the Lor.l himself— been 
told by him particularly to name Pe- 
ter to the women, iiut was it not a 
thing most wonderful that, in the ve- 
ry act of bursting the barriers of the ' 
grave, there should be such a remeni- ' 
branoL of him on the part of that Mas* , 
ler, whom he had so lately denied ? 
Was it not an omen for good ? 

Peter hail his rising hopes confirm- ; 
ed,his doubts and fears all tiuenclied, * 
when, some time in the course of the ' 
tore noon, waiting till John and he 
had parted— waiting till he could' 
meet alone, and speak to him with 
all the greater freedom and fulness — ■ 
Jesus showed himself to Peter. Be- ' 
lore he met the others tospeak peace,' 
He hastened to meet Peter to sprak 
pardon. One of the first offices of the 
ri.sen Savior was to wipe away the 
teai-softhc penitent. — llmnn's Life 
of ChrhL 


That was a striking thing saitl of 
one of the kings belonging to tiie He-' 
brew royalty, when the work and its 
results of '>is successftd reign were 
being tummed up: "He did it with 
all the heart, ami pros|iered." 

Tliirt doing things with a hearty 
enthusiasm is often what makes the 
cioer a marked person, aud his deeds 

It is so everywhere. The most or-». 
dinary service is dignified when it isv, 
perlbrmed in that spirit. Kvery em-, 
ploy IT wants (host who work (or hira * 
t) pnl heart into toil. He soon pickd* 
out those whose souls are iu theirser-* 
vice, and gives them evidence of his 
appreciation. They do uotneed cons, 
.slant .valching. He can ti ust them, 
in his absence. The places of honor 
and protit naturally fall to thein. — * 
They arc the rising members of the ' 
toiling brotherhood. They are inde- 
mand. They rebuke indid'erence and , 
inspire fi<lelity iu others by their e,\- 
auiple. They prosper ^ for they work . 
in liarmony with the law which OoJ- 
has established and maintain^ lu this.' 
world, * 



JSfcr 'Pit PUgrim. 

In the holy Scriiiliire^ wc road that 
wJien Jcfltw comes again wc shall sec I Thoy shall look upon Him whom 
Him as hr is, and more than this, if | they liavc pieroed. What feeling 
■wc love hit appearinf;nnri-havownsh^[ shall pervade every breast— what a 
c-d orir rohes white in thchlood ol'lhe ' hcart-r.mding Boeue it will be to see 
Lamb, 'tis raid wc shall bo like Him. ! fathers, mothers tt«d children i>art to 
T^ikencd i*iito the glorioiH Ixidy of j meet no more, 
,Teflm and changed in the twinkling 

you think not the Son of man comcth. Whatever I may think, time ifself is 
But think of those who have crucified uone of the least of talents, and 
their Savior, how shall they stand ? j another year is added to ray account, 

Thousands who come into the world 
after me, are called into eternity, and 
ie not this a loud call to me to im- 
prove every moment of time. Time 
is little thought of by those who 
think still less of eternity, but if I 
onk into a future world, I will see 

I shall enter into heaven on an high 
Sabbath day, for Sabbath is eternal 
there. But while I am meditating 
on fleeting time, the midnight hour 
strikes and another day is past. Then 
adieu to the past, and let me remem- 
ber by this, that my life is drawing 
to its latter eud. 
Clcarfoss, Md. 

of an eye, ami be caught up with Him 
in the air. What comfort this gives 
to those who look and long for the 
coming of Jems ! It will bs joy un 
•peakablo tO'tlioHC to hco their lovely 
Savior coming in the clouds of lioavon, 
(but to tho-^e who have rejected His 
g;ood couunel mid would nfit hcve the 
man Christ Joiuj to reign over them, 
<hey hhall not s«e Him in llisloveli- 
new), with a (;oui}tetmu('0 smiling with 
joy on thcni, hut-in flaming fire tak- 
ing vengf!an(^ on them ijecauso ihey 
loved Him not, neither did they d>ey 
His word. Why do .people reject such 
41 Savior when they know He W)ill 
come again ? Ho will not come, a 
<)al)C iu liethU'hcm's laanger, nor \\M 
\\v. 1>(! WAtlVi'd at or spii-upon by sinful 
man. (*li, tliiiik of IlUn in the gar- 
<len groaning under the 'burden of sin, 
while Hi»* precious blood falls in 
^rcat <Irops of sweat to tho ground. 
Was ever love like thia? Wean- 
ewer no, and you, dear reader, who 
«r« out of Chriftt, we beg of you to 
«top ft moment and think of the suf- 
fering of ilesus, of His ignominious 
^cath pu the rro*, that He might ac- 
oompliHl) tho plan of salvation for you 
And all mankind, that in His coming 
He might find tliose who have lov^d 
Hira and olK'ycd, and have been fit 
meat for the Master's use. Jesus died 
upon the cross, He has arisen from 
tho dcjid anil beoomo the first fruits 
of thotn (hat slept, Ho has ascended 
tn mansions (if blis.H where He is high- 
ly exalted, and His Father has given 
Hitn a name ubovc every name, tlie 
name of Jesus, at which every knee 
shall bow and every tongue confess 
(hat Jesus C'hrist is Ijord to the glory 
of God iho Fiither. And when He 
ooraos again spat«d on His lofty throne 
with all the hejivcnly host sliouting 
flory to (lod on high, methinks it 
will bo a glorious sight to see Jesus 
<lesoending the sky. Shall wo bo 
«ble to atand in that great and nota- 
ble day of the Lord, or will we shud- 
der a( the sight ofthe dazzling throne 
of God? I ho(>o we will Iw able tit 
Mtnnd, those of us who have taken up- 
«■ us tho name of Jesus. I^t us 
•land fast, praying to Ootl to keep u<t 
faithful to the ond of life, as it is writ- 
Ion bo ye also ready, for in an hour 

Pear brethren and sistcrH, should i ^f |,o^y great moment every moment 
not this awaken us to our duty, that . f^f niy time is to prepare for eternity. 
we -tihould be earnestly engaged in q, precious misspent time .vhich I 
prayer for our dear friends who are never can recall I Another year is 
yet slnnding out of the ark of safety, ; gone and shall never return. What 

that che Lord mightgather them into 
the fulld. Our miud has often l>een 
drawu>out, and we Imve been made 
to wecfi over our frieeds and neigh- 
bors \rho seemed so unconcerned 
about tlieir eternal welfare. We are 
often calied to part with those who 
are near and dear to us by the ties of 
nature, a«d how hard it is to give 
them, but if we can have that bright 
hope of me«iing them at the appear- 
ing of Jesus — meet there to part no 
more, Ilien all will be well. Not long 
since the cruel monster Death crossed 
our threshold and took from our 
family circle an infant brother whom 
we loved tenderly and thought we 
could not part with one so lovely. — 
Ere he had bloomed by our side he 
faded away. 

*'No more the plcaaant child la seen 

To ploQso tho parent's eye, 
The tender plant bo freeh and green 

Ie In eternity." 

We know he is gone to rest, and 
we ueod not weep for him, but weep 
for ourselves that we may be prepared 
to meet him on Canaan's happy shore, 
where sickness, sorrow, pain and 
death shall bo feared and lelt no 
more, for Jesus came andconquered 
them all. Adieu. 

Kate Ei,liott. 

^yehh Run, Pa. 


Time is measured, and is alike at 
both ends. It began with a day and 
will end with a day, heucc the even- 
ing and the morning were said to be 
tho first day. As the general judg- 
ment is called tho last day, eternity 
is the fountain from which it sprang, 
and the flood in which it shall fall. — 
Tho most lasting duration of time is 
but short, and its greatest prolonga- 
tions corues to an end. A giveu mo- 
ment is scarcely known 'till it is no 
more, a few of which make a minute, 
which we but begin in joy and it is 
also gone. Thus one hour flies away, 
a day hasten to its end, and a year 
comes to its last day. As business 
men at the end of the year, cast up 
their acoount.s and regulate their 
book, let mc ask, what have my tal- 
ents gained in the year that is past. 

have I done for the glory of God 
therein? Ah, it passed away from 
me as a void though it sparkles thick 
with mercies. Ah, did I aay a void? 
Nay, worse, for while his love shone 
around nie lilfe the noon day beams, 
ray sius rose numerous like anthems 
of the sun. This may be the last 
day of time, and how should we 
value every moment of it. I should 
count every day my last, since some 
have found their last day on days 
they as little dreaded as I do this, and 
at most, some day soon will be my 
last, then it is wisdom to be prei>ared 
before hand for death. Rather to 
wonder that he stays away so long, 
then bo surprised that it should come 
so soon. Thus 1 should look on eve- 
ry day as my last, so that when it 
comes it may aot como unlocked for 
nor overtake me unprepaired. But 
alas, the past year afforded me many 
mournful spectacles of sin. I have 
heard the divine name blasphemed, 
seen sin in high place, the holy Sab- 
bath, like Job's birthday, disjoined 
from the days of the your, and shut 
out from the number of the months, 
and all manner of wickedness corns 
mitted thereon. Drinking, sporting^ 
buying, and selling every kind of 
merchandise thereon. O, for what 
trifling gain, will men castaway their 
precious souls. How can I, uncon- 
cernediy look on sin in all its ugly 
shapes, and the dreadful hayock it 
makes among immortal souls. May 
the divine providence bring me from 
these chilling objects, and may I 
through grace, never forget what I 
have heard and seen. • Here alse pa- 
tience worthy of God, is conspicuous, 
for when we think how much wick- 
edness is committed all over the chris" 
tian, as well as the heathen world, in 
pul'Iic, and private, by great and 
I small, on land aud sea, that this re- 
bellion against heaven was not begun 
yesterday, but carried on since Adam's 
fall, (or more than five thousand yeara, 
it is a wonder that the world has not 
long ago been devoted to the flames. 
But that patience which for continu- 
ance is amazing, shall at last give 
place to justice, which in the execu- 
tion will be terrible. G'ould my life 
end on a Sabbath I would be content, 
but this may comfort me, that upon 
whatever day I may depart this lifc; 


In the present Vol. No 7 are sev- 
eral queries desired to be answered, 
and as Bro. C. H. Walker thinks 
thai the querist department is too much 
neglected, I will try togive an expia- 
tion according to my views, at least 
on the first query ; this however is 
not to prevent others, who may have 
a better one, to give their opinion. 

"And except thos" days should be 
shortened, there should no flesh be 
saved ; but for the elect's sake those 
days shall be shortened." The Sav- 
ior speaks here, in connection this 
text stands in prophetic language of 
the calamity, that shall befall the 
Jewish people, first speaking of the 
destruction of their temple and the 
holy city and the ceusequent downfall 
of their theocracy. Referring them 
to the direful calamity which shall 
succeed, after their downfall and des- 
truction of their policy, he says in the 
foregoing verse, "For there shall be 
great tribulation, such as was not 
since the begin jing of the world to 
this time, nor ever shall be." And 
except those (those, refers to the days 
of tribulation) days be shortened there 
ehouldnoflesh besaved, that is, God's 
justice had to be vindicated by exe- 
cuting his wrath upon the Jewish 
people, no doubt, for the rejection, 
condemnation and executing of their 
Messiah, yet not for final extinctiou 
of the r.ace ; whoever is acquainted 
with the frequent royal edicts put 
forth to the final extermination of the 
race, does not wonder that God stayed 
the execution of His wrath iu shorten- 
ing their daj s of tribulation, persecu- 
tion, lest if it had continued to the 
second advent ofthe Lord, His cho- 
sen people would have been wholly 
deetroyed : "no flesh be saved." In 
this prediction, which we now see par- 
tially verified, the truth of Daniel's 
is established. Chap. 9:26. "And 
three score and two weeks shall ihe 
Messiah be cut off but not for him- 
self; and the people ofthe prince 
(the soldiers of Titus) that shall come 
shall destroy the city, and the sanc- 
tuary, and thee eud thereof shall be 
with a flood, and unto the end of the 
war, that is, to the euvl of tribulation, 
desolations are determined." "And 
at that time shall Michael stand up, 
the great prince which standeth lOt 
the children of thy people; .'■nd there 
shall be a time of trouble, such as 
never was since there was a na- 
lioncven to that same tune :" (that 
Michael through the shortening of 

T H E \V E E K L Y PI L G R 1 M. 


those (lays siiall deliver them) " find 
^t t\\i\t t\»iQ th/ people shaft he deliv- 
ered, every one that sliall be found 
wriUcn in the book." '•But for the 
elect's sake those days shall he short- 
ened." Now turn to 9, 10, 11, Chap, 
of Romans anu you find the key to 
the text. Horn. 10, 7, what tlicn ? 
"Israel hath not attained that wiiich he 
seecketh for ; liut the election hath 
obtained it, and the rest were blinded." 
25,20. Fori would not brethren, 
that ye should be ignorant of tills 
mystery, (lest ye siiould l>e wise in 
y3ur own conceits,) tiiat blindness in 
part is happened to Israel until the 
fulness of the gentiles come in. "And 
all Israel shall be sAved, as it is writ 
ten." There siiall come out of Zion 
the deliverer, and shall turn away un- 
godliness from Jacob." As concern- 
ing the Gospel, they arc enemies for 
voursakes, but as touching tlie dcc- 
iions, they are beloved for their fath- 
er's sakes. "God has promised them 
everlasting blessings and a perpetual 
inheritance." For the gifta and call-- 
ingofGodare without repentance." 
It is evident that Daniel, and the 
Savior, in the above passage, had di- 
rect reference to God's chosen people, 
the children of Israel ; and that the 
days of their tribulations were short- 
ened {or their salvation. 

Leoxai:d Furry. 

Youth's Department. 

The Little Church On The Hill- 


I sometimes dream of my childhoud home, 

Where I from c:iie waa free 
A3 the joj'ous bird, whose song I heard, 

So I was full of glee. 

I sometimes dream of the grand old tree, 

That bordered upon tlie rill. 
The meadows green from which was seen 

Tlie little church on the hill. 

The family pew. I recall it now, 
Its biick so stiff and high, 
The deep toned bell, and the organ swell 
That seemed to rise to the sky. 

My father in that little church 

Had often knelt in prayer, 
He DOW is dead ! and in a hed 

For which we must prepare. 

Oh 1 blame me not that thus I weep, 
And my form with anguish thrill, 

For far I roam, from my cliildhood's home, 
^nd the little church on the hill. 


A boy was hissed at in school, be- 
cause he said he could not give a dol- 
lar to the subscription that his class 
nad made to present their teacher 
with a silver pitcher at Christmas. — 
The boys called him mean, they said 
lie was a miser, they tnimented him 
dreadfully about it. The truth was, 
tliat he was a brave boy. He. knew 
liow hard his parents worlud, that 
^0 might be respectably educated; 
liekoew that if iie gave that dollar, 
"is mother would save it out of 6omt>- 
thing she neede<I for herself, for they 
^ere really poor. He preferred bear. 
»ng the ridicule of his class, to see his 
mother deny herself; but oh! how 
't hurt this generous child to be call- 
ed a miser, to be so r^ys^judgcd by 

those he thought were his friends. — 
The trouble was, that they thought 
evil of him. If we could only see 
into each other's hearts, how much 
liappicr we should all be! It is so 
much better to think well of oiir 
friends. Did you ever put on a pair 
of green spectacles? ITow green ev- 
erything loolt through them! If you 
get the habit of thinking evil, every- 
thing looks hateful and unlovely. — 
Don't wear dark spectacles when you 
look at your friends. Use the kind, 
clear eyes that come from the Lord, 
and all the world will l>e bright to 
you. To think no evil is the very 
greatest kindness. 

Have you ever heard of the elev- 
enth Commandment ? I dare say 
you know it. It was given us by 
our dear Lord Jesus, just before lie 
died. He said, "A new command- 
ment 1 give unto you, that ye love 
one another." If you read your Bi- 
ble carefully, you will see that Jesus 
said this very often just before he 
died, I think he knew what it was 
to live without love in this world. I 
think he knew how happy a j)Iace 
the world would \w, if we all loved 
each other ; how dreaiy a i>Iac€ it 
wag without love. He felt eorry for 
us. He was going back to heaven, 
and we could never see him on earth, 
nor hear his loving words, and know 
that love itself was with us. So he 
gave this commandment, "That ye 
love oneanotiier," and then he addtil, 
"By this shall men know that ye are 
his disciples, if ye love one another." 

Oh, what an easy thing it ought 
to be to love one auolher. Think 
what a glorious thing it is to be a 
disciple of the Lord Jfsus ! And to 
live with him hereafter in heaven ! If 
we arc his discijjies, we shall do tiiis. 

What an easy thing it is, we are 
told to do, to prove ouaselves his dis- 
ciples — only to love one another ! 

It should be easy surely. If it is 
not, it is because we »re not yet like 
')ur loving Lord. And the nearer 
we draw to him, the easier it will be 
for us to obey his commandmentii, 
and we shall become kind and tender- 
hearled, and we shall lind what com- 
fort and peace there is in loving one 
another. — N. W Observer. 


For tlie PilffHm. 


lu No. 3 ofPiLGUnr, current year, 
there a|ipears an appeal for help from 
sister Sarah A. Frantz. She and her 
Iiushand being members of our con- 
gregation, it Recms our duty to notice 
said appeal by \\ay of bringing tiie 
matter more clearly befon the minds 
of the brotherhootl, hoping the result 
will be to the l)enctit of our brother 
and sister so far as to open upon up a 
way whereby they may be delivered 
from their straightened circumstance!^. 
The editor's course relative to eaid 
ajjpeal we think comtnendable. and as 
it gives us occasion to refer to the 
matter without that show of presump- 
tion that might otherwise have oc- 
curred, we will say we cannot but sym- 
pathise wirh our dear brother, sister 
and family under their trials and dif- 
ficulties and present circumstances. 
At present we cannot advocate the 
jiropriety of calling upon the brother- 
hood at large for charity to bring 
them out fioni under their embarrass- 
ments, but will urge such a course as 
we hope may result to their good. 
First, we will state that so far as our 
knowledge goes, we have found Bro. 
David Frantz and sister Frantz in- 
dustrlons, hard-working persons, and 
warm, zealous members of the church. 
Soon after the late war Bro. P'rantz 
exchanged his farm in Franklin Co., 
Va., for a valuable farm at Meadow 
Bluff, Greenbriar Co., W. Va. He 
l)eeame involved to the amount of 
over ^2.000. Notwithstanding his 
iudnslrious habits and close attention 
to business, unavoidable losses and 
failures incident to liie were of such 
a nature as to deprive him of the pow- 
er to mc'jt liis liabilities, Interest, 
costs, &c., soon swelled his inde!)ted- 
ness, and as a last resort and !p- In: 
tiiought the best means to meet his 
indel)tedncs9 and save his home frotu 

Like TfiAciiiiR — Like Scholar. 
I have felt the responsibilities of a 
Sabbath School teacher myself, and 
desire to say that your scholars will 
be as you are. If you arc loving, 
faithful and true, the .scliolars yon 
teach will be like you. It is like an 
army ; as the generals are brave or 
cowardly, so will the soldiert* bo. 

being sacrificed, he rented his farm 
and move<l on the line of Railroad 
now in course of construction, hoping 
thus to make sufficient in a few years 
to pay off his indebtedness. Disap- 
pointment followed him here, and ill 
health to .selfand family have blasted 
his prospects. Ncjthing now but the 
sale of his farm at a reasonable price, 
or a loan of two or three thousand 
dollars can prevent such a sacrifice of 
his property as will leave him, afflict- 
ed as he and his family is, in a home- 
less condition to battle with adverf^ity. 
His farm is valuable i)ropcrty and 
worthy tiie attcation of tliose seeking 
homes and a chance to invest money 
to advantage. If wo arc not mistaken 
there are about 500 acres in his iiirni, 
lying in one of the very be.-^t sections 
of country for stock raising. A good 
proportion is, or has been, under cul- 
tivation ; from 100 to 150 acre 

meadow Ian I on it, hnttom lanj ying 
on Meadow River. The farm lies on 
a turnpike road leading from White 
Sulphur Springs to Charleston, the 
capital of W. Va., 10 to 12 miles 
from the Railroad. There is an or- 
chard of fruit trees on the farm, a 
large Iwo story brick dwelling-house, 
ami brick kitcheu, land well adapte<l 
to ;^ra&s or grain, and mostly lying 
well. It can bo had on very reason- 
able terms. A per.son with a few 
thousand dollars (o invest can here 
find an excellent ojiportunitv. 

Now, brethren, is there not ono or 
two among the many that will take 
such a step as will relieve them of 
their embarrassments, and at tlie same 
time make an Investment that will be 
profitable. There can truly be a bar- 
gain had in the property, and don't 
be backward, because it is a c ase of 
distress, for if you do nothing it will 
be worse for them. Others that are 
anxious for the property will get it 
for a trifle and thus; throw out this 
family in their alHictions to the char- 
ities of a cold world. I think they 
would rather sell, but i( a bn>ther or 
other person cannot be found that 
will buy, cannot one or more be found 
that will be willing to loan sufficient 
means at e\x per cent, to pay off the 
indebtednes.s and give a ciiance for 
Bro. Frantz to sell, which I think he 
could do in a year or two. The loan 
will be secured by mortgage. Don't 
be timid about the matter because 
some may eay it is not right to take 
interest in such cases. Too many 
breth'cn already have felt the sad e^ 
fects of such an idea by tiaving to 
borrow money (»f worldlings or not 
getting it at ail, while the brethren 
loan their money where no one caa 
say anything because they take inter- 
est. Brother Frantz will willingly 
pay interest, and be thankiii! to those 
who will thus assist him, so he can 
linve a chance to sell his land and 
save something lor liimeelf and af- 
flicted family. For further particu- 
lars address either of us at Fayette- 
ville, Fayette Co., W. Va. Brother 
Eavid Plane, Bonsaeks, Roanoke C-o., 
Va., is ac([uaiuted with the land. 
J. S. Fj.oRY, 
A. Hu'miisox. Centke, Ohio. ] 
Feb. 18tb. 187:^. / 

Dear Pilgrim : I, For tlie first 
lime, .seat mystjll'to drop a few liues 
for your paper. We have been read- 
ing it for nver a year, and find vavy 
much consolation from it^^ perusal, as 
I have l)ecn much afflicted tor the last 
eigh months with s[)iiial weakness si> 
that I have been depi ived of tlic 
privilege ofattcniiing meeting. Our 
brethren nod friemls in thi^ (Black 
River) chiftch district have been en- 
joying a. scries of meetings ti.r the !a-(. 
week, assisicil by biethrcn from Ash- 
land church, also some brethren from 
Chippawa church. Although I was 
not able to be there, 1 understood 
of I they had a sea.'^omtf refreshments, aiul ar« no «o »,«»..» r,.,...rte.l, l.nt ' or i.rctl.vcn at any »i.t.m>, make pre 

Itrulher [ cannon), liroliicr A. 
miilisU'l'i'il l)3)ilisni. 

Ij, ij'twiiiitn ::i 
My prayer 

pirliap* llic Iniit of their labors will 
lie ari liriwl raat upon tlio waters | 
wliicli will >)i: "ecn not many <lay» 
lienm!. This cu^loin of liolrlin;; sncli 
tni'.'lin)r< aninni; llu! lirctliren in very 
coinmcnilalile, and mneli koo<1 ffj'lw 
iherilVoin, but would It not bo wi'll if 
thv brellircn would uNo poand preach 
in clirttricr< and ni,M;;hborhoo.l3 where 
the doclrino of the ehnrch is not 
known V l!y theie means many prc« 
cioiisBouU would have llie truth Im- 
iire^sed upon their minds and perhaps 
consiriined to turn in with the over- 
turi'i ol nu^rey iie/bre it Is loo late. It 
is very (uirnmou for iravellng bre'h- 
len to'^o (rrun clinrel. to ehnrch over 
lar^e di.slriels of country and thron;;h 
cities iiinl towns, and tiever once stop 
1,, preach lo the Innidrcds and perhaps 
ihuusau Is of iireci.ius souls who Inive 
never h.ard the (Josp-I |)reaehed In 
ils purilv.but no. Ibev go on lo where 
lliere is an established clinrcli, where 
lliii people hear the word prcaehe<I al- 
most every week. I do i,ot wish In 
be understood thai ihebrethrcnslKUild 
not visit the churi'hcs, by no means, 
liut I do tliink that some time should 
he spent in preaehin); -Jiere the truth 
perliaps never was lieard. The aj)09- 
llcs dill not withhold (he word of the 
Lord IVom any, but went from city 
111 cily and proehiiuied the (jlnd news 
(if :.arvalion lo all. II there was a 
crealer effort made in ihis direetinn 
by Ihe brethren, many souls nii;lit 
be nalhered into the fold of Ohrist. 
1 have iil'uin lliiiO),'ht that our nlission- 
itries should comuiencc at home, ill 
iiiir ovv.i laud and country. We often 
hear peo]de say they never heard of 
Ihe lirelhrfii, or never heard them 
preaeli. Now brethren, preach the 
word wherever you can have hearers. 
Itiuaticrs not where it may be, by 
the way side or on the corners of the 
street. Yes, cry ahnul and spare not, 
warn ihe sinner lo llee the wralli to 
ciiine. JiillN WHUTS. 

vioiis arrangemculs for meeting itc. 

Would further say, come on dear 
I'li.ouiM, we greet thee every week, 
while we are a ilistance fcDui any arm 
of the cl.nrch, and the association of 
the brethren and sistere, thou art the 
only source that we ha.-o of hearing 
fniin the churches Ciinic on, and 
still bring us that conifuri which we 
so much need,wiiilelravcling through 
this dark and howling wilderness. 
In brotherly affection. 

J. 15. Laib. 

that tlicy may prove failliful every 
dav of their lives, as they were look 
ed'upon that day by a great nunilicr 
i.f witncMcs, as failliful soldierscn 
listing under the banner of King 
Eniauuel. We .should remember the 
time we cnlisled and Ihe vow «e 
made lo be failhfol notil d-ath. 

.Tacoii IIauxisu. 
AVif Blnomfidd, I'u. 

Ta.ssinoN(i, Ind. 1 
Feb. 22nd, 1872. \ 

jKiiy I'iftfrlm; Seeing so many 
leiteis fniin ilie churches, of so many 
being added to the fold, so many sea* 
sons of refreshment and eujoynieiit, 
makes me liiiiik we are a lew out* 
easts, being only tiiree members in 
this eiuinly lo mv knowledge, it being 
riirler Co., Ind. I llave lived in 
tliis county 111 inontlis, and heari) 
only four seriuons preached by the 
lirelhren. t)nr sister has lived liere 
live years and heard the same. Can- 
not some of the traveling brethren 
visit US, in place of going the round 
of the cliurelu'S where there are plen- 
t\ of minislerB? Wo are not able to 
jiay u minister to coint a great dis- 
tance, (, r, pay his way ; but there is 
pleiily that have plenty lo travel on, 
and surely would not miss what they 
Would spend to come here and pi"eaeli 
tlie (iivpc! lo those who never lieard 
it in ils purity. 

We aix' living between the Pitts- 
burgh, l'\)rt Wayne, and Cincinnati 
& Chicago U, U, they being 12 miles 
apart. The bretlireii can r.iise the 
excuse that ihev did not LuoW about 

Dear JJrdliren : I'lease accept our 
greetiiig. We send greetings to the 
brethren and sisters in general, and 
are glad to say to you that the ark of 
ihe Lord is moving slowly along in 
this part of God's moral vineyard. — 
We comTuenccd a series of nieelings 
on the 9lh and ehwcd on the 2(Jih. 
We truly felt that the spirit of the 
Lord was wilh us thinngli our mecl- 
ings. They were largely allended day 
and night, apparently with mnvh in- 
terest, many parents were made lo 
rejoice to see llieir children and oth- 
ers reuonnciug the sinful practices of 
this world, and enlisting under Ihe 
banner of King Emanuel. Forly- 
(ive were added to the eliureli by bap- 
tism through lliciourseofourmcetings 
We priy (ioil lo help them lo be 
more hiithfnl. lirolher Yonce did 
most of the preaching. 

Samubi. Mukkay. 

Salamom/i hid. 

IXar llietlirni: Patrons arc very 
well pleased wilh the new form of 
the l'll,i;l!l5l, and regard the reading 
matter healthful, instructive, ami 
well selected. church is moder- 
ately prosperous. We, during the 
tall, added regularly a few members. 
We belli a series of meetings, several 
weeks ago, lasting one week, Urol her 
Jesse Roup, and J. Brown of Ijiish 
(^reek congregation, Fredeiick Co., 
were with us part of the time ; and 
held forth the word ot life in its na- 
tive siiuplicity and power. We have, 
since that lime, added five meniliei's 
by ba])lisni. Wishing you a pro.s- 
perons and happy (iod-spccd, in your 
weekly pilgrimage visits to the home-s 
of your numerous patrons ihronghont 
our witle spreail brotherhood, I re- 

Fraternally yours. 

V. lllF.C-UAlil). 


Dear Brrlhrm: Y'niir Wkeki.y 
PlI-ORIM is coming to us with plenty 
of good news and food ibr me and uiy ) 
laniily. It seems the ofienir it comes 
the better we love it. I lliink the 
I'li.Giit.M is doing much good. We 
never had it in our house till this 
year. Since we have commenced to 
lake it my dear children seem to love 
it very much. May the (■omingyear 
be one of Christian inivilegcs, and 
(i id be our refuge and strength so 
that we may live closer to Him, and 
thus he prepared for death, and be 
crowned with Jcsns in licaven. 

D. G. VAR.N-En. 

.Shanesvii.i.i:, Ohio. 1 
Jan. 21st 1872./ 
Jlirllirn) Eililors: lam a reader 
of the I'li.CiiiiM and it is a welcome 
visitor in our family ; they all ciijoy 
ihcreadingof it very mncli. I have 
now taken it one year, and am very 
luuch pleased willi it, and I saw a no- 
lice that you would send it another 
ycarunlessyon received notice to ha c 
it discontinued. Dear brother, send 
it right along as we cannot do with- 
out it and I have also gol several more 
subscribers for the Pii.diiiM. 

J)rar Pilyrini: I now will give 
satisfaction in regard to your kind 
ness to me in sending me the Pii,- 
CIHIM wideh we are very rcaily to pe- 
ruse. We are like some more of our 
bretlircn and sisters, we like short 
pieces, but good. I will now men- 
tion that we bapli^^ed two individuals 
on Sunday the 18th, in the Susque- 
hanna lliver. The ice being very 
1 thick we went in a good dislaneo from 
I the shore in order to get water sutli* 
' cicnt ior the great work to be per* 
I formed, wdlieh all must nndergoifever 
I ihey wish to have adiuittance into 
I that heavenly land where we sliall 
meet lo part no more, and there enjoy 
ueh blessings that tongue cannot e.\- 

Dcnr Pi>i;riin : We, the brethren 
in our arm of the eliurch do strongly 
couteiid for the old "laud marks." I 
do think it is lime that there issome- 
lliing done to preveut pride, and the 
custuius of the world from coming in- 
to the church. It has got a deep root, 
and I fear it will cause conrnsion, anil 
has already, till it is rooted out. 

I am no writer but may perhaps 
give some church news after soma 
time, such as I think may be inter- 
esting. D. B. 

Sister Sarah IJerkey, of Waterloo, 
Iowa, after paying for the P1L0HI.M 
for a graud-danghler of lierlin, I'a., 
says; "We tbiuk much of the PiL- 
(iKIM, love to read it, and think it 
would be well for every family to 
have it in their houses, and read its 
conleuis carefully — not only read it, 
but take lieed lo the same — in the 
language of the Scriplure, "follow it 
as fur as it follows the Lord." 


press. Dear pilgrims, with me it 
but ail ihat read this will know, S takes patience and perfwit love which 
Lists aul fear. 
This being at ihc one side of the 

and can learn more, and all the par- 
ticulars (if any would wish to visil 

We, the members of llie cliurcii of 
the IJrctliren of Filmorc Co., Minn., 
have no place to hold our meetings 
and Lovefoast in except a shed, there- 
fore we have concluded to try and 
luiild a church, but hnd ourselves a 
little tpo poor, and now would kindly 
asU our pilgrim brethren to donate a 
little to us for that purpose, as we are 
greatly in need of a bouse. 
I If any of our churches or brethren 
1 will be so kind as to give ns a little, 
send it in jiostal orders to S. M 


De'ir Brelhrni : An exiiloDation is 
desired ihningh the Pn.niuM, of the 
2nd, :!rd. and -Itli verses ot the 5th 
chapter of ihe 1st Kpistic General of 
John. The 2nil verse rca<ls ns fol- 
lows : "liy this we know that we 
love the chihiren of God, when we 
love ("od and keep his ceniinnnd- 
menls." i nudersland this 10 mean, 
Ihat bv us loving God, and keeping 
his ciimnian Inienis, wo know that 
we love llie children of God, for we 
are coniniandcd to love one another. 

The :ird reads as fiillows: 
"]''or iliis is the love of God, that we 
keep his conimandinenls ; and Ids 
com maud inents are not grievous." — 
I'lie first part of the verse sipnifie.=, 
that if we keepCiod's conimandments 
we love God. .\od the last part sig- 
nifies that God's commandments are 
not hard to obey. 

The 4lh verse reads as fo'hnvs: 
"For whatsoever is born oftiod over- 
comelh Ihc world ; and this is the 
vietorv that overcometh the world 
even our faith." 1 understand this 
to signify lliat failh, or belief, is the 
vietorv, and that victory overcometh 
the world, 

David S. Stayeis. 

2fcw Enterprise, I'a. 

An explanation is desired 011 the 
fiillowiug passage: "He shall bap- 
tize yon wilh the IIolv filiost and 
with'tire." Matt. 3 : IL V.'liat kind 
of lire is meant? 


Dr. Dnddrige paraphrasis it thus: 
".\nd if you are indeed his people, 
he xhdl hapt'zeyou irilh a most jilen- 
tiful effusio'ii of the Hcli/ Spirit, and 
wilAjire; causing his Spirit to de- 
scend upon his followers in the ap- 
petirance of a flame of fire, to repre- 
sent its opiratiiig in the hearts like 
fire, to kindle picus and devout af- . 
fections, and to purify and enliven 
the souls of believers." 

Frfl 11 the prccediiig and following 
verses, we are inclined to somewhat 
a different signification, giving it a 
figurative bearing. Toe elements, 
water, and fire, are used figuratively, 
for purification and in purification we 
have the idea of suffering, iherefoie 
we tliink that the baptism of fire re- 
fers to the fiery ordeal through which 
the christian is to pass for purifica- 
tion. Our Savior underwent this 
bapiism in Gethtcuiane, and in lus 
footsteps followed the apostles and 
all the followers of Christ. We must 
all pass through this baptism of "liery 
trials," in order Ihat our evil deeds or 
chatr, may be burned, and the wheat 
be gathered into the garner of ihe 

by addressing the undei-signwl, who | Lower Cumberland District, (Dun- , sjim^k^ l>,.(aton_ Filoiore Co., Miun 

The District Meeting ofSo-thora 
Indiana, will be held in tin* Nordi 
Branch of the Wild Cat Church, in 
the Aleeting-honse eiglit miles Snutli 
of Delphi, on tlie 28th day of Mareh, 
1872. Those coming from the Ei^' 
will stop at; Delphi, and from the 
West at Back Creek. For furtlier 
information, address the undersigned. 
John Sihvelv. 



Pl'jtsf' ftimoiiucp tlirtt we intfiid liolilinjj 
our Distncl Mretinir, oftlioNorlh Enst Dis- 
irict ol" Oliio, Nil Tupsftnj- 7lli of Mny. ISTJ, 
nttiie bit; nir'rlilii; Imnsp ol' Ilic ISioliccjin 
clniKli, Waym* Co., Ohio, five miles .*^iMi'Ii 
of West Siilt-m, on til P Allnutic njid GrtiU 
Wrstcn) /ftiil ffimd. ami 13 miles uorHi- 
wvni of Woost*'!'. on tlie Pittslnir^ ami Ft. 
WavH-- /^>ii rt"iul. We fniuliv iiope timl 
cvt'iv briiucli romposiiii: iliia Uislvict will 
be rc'prcsontt'd, iind eapccinlly Ihoso brandi- 
es tlml did not n-prest'iil tlitniist Ivrs lu-ittii- 
{itTc. Tliose comin;j by thn ./Itlautic aiul 
Great Western, will plenso nolily brother 
Jacob Gurver at LaltHsbnrg, |.wlio will aoc 
tli:'t couvcyaocos will bo IXirnislnd to roo- 
v«'y all trom West Salem to place of meet 
ill',', riiose coming Ity PiUslniif; aud Ft. 
Wjiyne Wail ^oad, will plea-e imtity the iin- 
dcrs^igiied at New Fittsburi;. who will see 
tltJit llicy l)f conveyed to place of mcoling. 
By order ol the cliurcli. 

Geobo^ Worst. 

Tl»o District nicetiiic; of the K. 
District oi'Md. \viil nu-ut, iIk; Lord 
williiit;, at ihe Boiivertliini meetiiif;- 
ln)ii-i> in FrcMpriclv co., oir tlie first 
Tiiibdiiy in AjH-'rl, at !> n. iii. 


is In Jesus, tliat God's kingdom 

A. L. B<>\y;«AN. 
ni:iy jirnsper, mid miuiy souls be j Books ave scut. 
v>roiiglit to Jesus. Brethren, go on ; | 

The liyuin 

Iditor's Department. 


l&t- Every reader oCllie TiWHtiM is in- 

viti'd to cinitriOiiUi Lo its colmiiQs. Essays, 
Clmrcli Xc-w*, Oliituarirs ttc. are solicited 
from all parts iiflhe Brotlierhnod. If you 
desire ai^ood uiid iuleresliii^^ piipcr, help lis 
til luilt! it sue I by furnishinLi tUe material. 

Slid. Be sure and write plainly, your 
nivim'T post ofiicc, county and stale, in every 
letliT. au.l do iiol expect us in credit money 
and cliaiii;c addr;r8aes, unless yon tell us lo 
who;n, aud where sent. 

3rd. Never send tnon'^y without pving 
name aud address of those who paid it. 

4th. In sendiii,:^ Wsis, mark who are old 
and who arc new mibscriijcr*. IMeuse rc- 
iii.Mubi'r this. 

Tiih. Money may be safely sent in Dralls, 
Checks, Postal Urdersdrawn on Hiintiii;rdoii 
P. O. or in regislered K-tlers All uiuounla 
nndiT f?.00, may l)e sent at onr risk, if put 
in the envelope aiwi curejully scaled and 


l;u ttrougtltLMicd. Remember that 
beiiutirul pica that Caleb made when 
the chil<h-en of Israel refused to go u|> 
and possess tlic goodly laud, he said : 
"Li.-t us go up and posse&s the goodly 
la!)d, for wo. are well able to overcome 
it, fur if God is for us wlio can be 
against u*;." Those, wortls have ofien 
strengtl cned me in ray pilgrimage — 
ihey manifest such a living faith in 
God our Heavenly Father. 

David Millkk. Your letter con- 
taining §7. SO, uas received but not 
the names and addres>«es of tliose 
who paid it. You would much oblige 
us by sending ns a liot of the names 
and addresses of all those who have 
paid, so that we caa credit them on 
the books. Accept our thanks for 
the new names. The Vilguim's have 
been sent — if not received lot us know. 
The last four will cost $1.00 each to 
the end of the year, or 2J cts per 

Jtnix Gehk. Your name on book 
for 1871 is marked ptid. If you 
saw an X attached to yoiir name, it 
was a mistakcof tlie clerk. For 1872, 
if there i> an agent convenient, you 
can pay it to him or her, if not, cn- 
cloBe it carefully aud send it to us — 
tor wiiich you will find a receipt in 
our money list, 

JosKi'H DitUUY. We are willing 
to send the PiKoui.M to all who will 
pay during the year. We made this 
otier last year, and feel that we lust 
nothing by it, as many take it on 
rliis condition that could not other- 
wiiJC. Our agents will please be care- 
ful aud take none who they think 
will not pay. 

JasKni RirrENHOUKK. "Man in 
Genesis ynd in Geology" is sent. — 
"Right Word in Right Place" will be 
sent as soon as received. 


The "Cove Kcho" is a firet class 
weekly secular news paper publislied 
by us at Martinsburg Blair co., and 
at James Creek Huntingdon c», Pa. 

As many of ourreailers through- 
out the Wc^^t were born ami raised in 
Blair, Bedford, aud Huntingdon coun 
ties, they will, no <loubt, be interested 
in the local news of their lornicr homes. 
If so subscribe for the " Echo " as we 
are determined to make it uneofthi 
best local papers in the country. Sam- 
ple copies sent tree. Also news items 
solicited from all parts of the country. 

Address Publishers of Pilgrim, 
James Creek, Pa., 


KUEPa— SH/INK -On the SSlli of Dec, 
1871, at the rosidrnce of tlio linMnV parents 
by the Rev. .T. W. Biiiinlinuijh, Mr David 
Kreps of Paltnnsvillc lo :\Iis< .Mollie Shank 
of Clover Creek Pa. 

Kill. -J. MyiTS, ol" Cul., iiilortn-i ils 
that tiicy ar« luiviiig reiiiurkiibiy Hnc 
M'enthor, .nml liavo iiji<l for several 
nioiitlis, the th<rm(iiiietnr raiitcing 
from .50 to 60 ilojrci'S aiiove zi'rii. — 
Tile crop prosjmots were itcvoi' bftter 
a«'l foul almost cprtaiii of realizing a 
g'loil liarvmt artoi- a .'.rou-slit of two 
years, and ooiiuliules is follows: 

"JJretlireii, iiiuiiifi*t tlie spirit of 
Jesus. Reoieruljer lii;it wlioH lie wa.s 
acoii>e'l a;i<i ahiHi'ii ii« p.uiiM.tlv took 
" all, ami never imereil a «<>nl of 
coraplaint, iiiKonmdi lliat it oven as- 
tonisliixl his eiieit)i(.-s that hunianity" 
Wild "^iifin HI iiuKh villi lit lifiiij; 
leiupicd to ie.sist. tullivale hive 
aiiil lliereiiyerueirveanialilvan.l tho 
t-'ial of laace will'dwcll rielily with 
J oil, 

-Mv nraver i. li,:,, v„„ ,„,,y;,e ei.-Lr j„i,„ Zug is sick 


OESTERLEY.— January :^n(li, 1h72, Miss 
Caroline Oisterley, dauf,'hter of Jacob 
and Chriatina OcBterley, aged 20 years. 

SUMMEHS.— In Won,Icock Valley, Tliin- 
tiiiEdon CO., Pa.. Feb, 21st,. 1H72, Sallie, 
widow of Henry HummiTs. Funeral ser- 
vices hy Hev Onrue, minister of ihc Lu- 
tiieran Church. 

She lived and died a faithful and exemp- 
lary member of the Lutheran Church. 

GIPE— In the Fallinc Sprinc DK. Frank- 
lin Co.. Pa.. Feb. (Ith. 1872. aister Mari-, 
wife of brother Jes''ph Gipe, aged fli yrs, 
10 months and 28 dnys. 

Her sickness was louff and linger; ny. tnil 

was home with patienet; and she died in llie 

I triumph ofa living failli. Slie was beloved 

R. F. Councils name witll Sl-2o!''.van wlio knew her. Funeral occuMion 

improved by elder William i?oyer andothfrs 

D. n. 7/OKEBltAKK. 

STEEL — In thfi .9nakc A'pring con',^rega- 
tinn, /Jedfiird Co . Pa.. Tuesday nrG;ht, 
Feb. 20ih. 1872, brother Daniel A'l'.cl, aged 
about 80 years. lie leaves three cliildnn to 
mourn their loss ; two arc luemh^r*! of iIir 
church. Funeral preached by Leonard 
Furry and Henry nc-rHliber;.'er. 

Ei.n. Jacob .Stfel. 


tTacoh Mvei'^, 


Lewis Sell, 


P. I'. Bruinliaiigh, 


Leonard I'lnry, 


Mnses Miller, 


n, R. .Savior, 


Andrew ^^a^klv, 


R. K. Brimklev, 


.lohii Graliill, 


Sarah Uerklv, 


.laecl) llarnish, 


C. >«e\veomer. 


,1. U. lirown. 


Will. Danier, 


Daniel Yoiint, 


George \\ Hod, 


0. il. Bonebrake, 


Jvavina Iviehl. 


(). n. Crnio, 


('Iirl>tiiii Parkfi, 


A. IletVner, 

2 25 

M. VV. Heaton, 


v. Keieliard, 


Elizab'th Siond'er, 


John M. (Mine, 


J. It. Rover, 


Jacob E^hlcnian, 


Rchecea liinns, 


John Whistler, 


■ prayer ih tiiat ' 

Mas sent us for the Pilgrim, but the 
paper.s are returned. He id on the 
Brooklyn Iowa list. Is thi.s a niis- 
t;ike or what is wrong? 

A. Flora. Your name is on the 
book and therefore is sent witli thy 
list. The mistake must certainly oc- 
cur in the post oiliee. 

Gk()R(je Kisny. You will find 
your credit in money list of No. 8. 

John BiiiNDLK. Susan C She!- 
lars name m entered on our books. 
All right. 

We are informed that our old broth- 
d lite is eb- 

«J»t^l hy the Holy Spirit to U' lively j,},,^, n^ ti,;,,],^ tl,at his pilgrimage 

in tJiis world ia drawing to a close.- 
.[ Alay iiis sun go down in peace. 

iiitli-uiiu-iits in lilt- ha (..Is o( our ileav 
^•I'iy J^Miijer lo t),o doing of uhicIi | 

fi«fal;tvvij to Hit 


own vi' 

>"-'l bidld upjihe liy),ti«i:fyr the 3MIion" is aeut. 

ZOOK— In the Snake Spring Valley church, 
/Bedford Co., Pa.. February 23d, 1872. 
Daniel Zook, agfd 77 yrs and 3 months. 

Funeral occasion improved by the breth 
ren J. Slilhr, D, Snowherger and the writ- 
er, from Ucv. 14 : ]'.i, to the Inrgest funeral 
assembly the writer ever witnessed. 

The fluliject of this notice was a meiiitier 
ofthechureti for quite a numlwr of years. 
,4bout two years a^o he ■\vastaki n with can- 
cer on the nose, ylfl^r suffering much pain 
and afliiction witli patience and hope, the 
Lord saw fit to eall him from this world. 
He was the father of twelve rhitdrrn, all 
living but three, and I believe all members 
of Ihc church but (me, 


( Km(i?r pliBso copy.) 

P.-IGE— Near Winamac, Ind. , Feb. M, '72, 
fiister Mary Pag«. Funeral nerviccs bv 
Bro. James Y. ffi-nueil on Ihe following 
day, .S'unda}'. 

She lived faithful to her vow and died in 
the hope of eternal life. 8ht^ loaves a hua 
band aud cliildreii to mourn their loss 
which, nndonbtedly, is very gieal. Mfiy the 
Lord hel|) us all so to live, that, in death wc 
Jac'oU E.'^ITI-KMAN. "FruitCulture j canl(a\<an evidenc; h.hind m Ui hliow 

that we are gone bom? (o glory, 

D. Jt. l^liKtMAN. 


Do hut the half oi'what you can. and 
you will he surprised at the result of 
your diligence. 

The minds ofsomo people are like 
the pupil of tlie human eye, and con- 
tract themselves the more tlie stronger 
light there is shed upon them. — llioia- 
as More. 

Kind hearts are the gardens, 

Kind thoughts are the roots, 
Kind words are the lilossoms, 

Kind di'i-ds are the fruits j 
Love i.-i the sweet sunshine 

That warms into life, 
For only in darkness 

Grow hatred ana strife. 

He will find himself in a great mis 
take, that cither seeks for a friend in a 
palace, or tries him at a feast. — !^eiiaca 

Some one, fuijliug that art ions are 
bettor than words, has said: '"We read 
of the acts of the Apostle?, but never 
of their resolutions." 

The circumstances of the world ;ire 
so variable, tliat an irrevocable resolu- 
tion i>t almost a synonymous term for a 
foolish one. — •Seward. 

Wnp.N God would show himself 
In largest measure unlo Iniman sight 
lie makes a man, ofmiml 
('iipaci'tus, jud;;ment comprehensive, 
C«uirage ufvcr failing, milh sublime. 
The warp and woof lliat m;die 
His texture are of tli reads 
Finer than ever followed shuttle 
In n Tyrian tnom. 
We iiave hut one life to live, and we 
should be careful to make the very be*' 
pos.<il>le use of it, seizing hold of ev.-i-y 
opportunity to iiud out tlic true obje-^ts 
and ends of our earthly exist.'uce, that 
Wv: miy secure thjio o'iJiJjls an I ouli 
and ao 8oi;ure to ourselves the supreme 


T H E W E E K L Y P I L G K I M 


'llli; WlllI'I'lNO I'l'STIsVlRUIN- 

,j,._A liill lia« l'«" inlroducal in- 
to till' Vir),'iiii» Senate b;' Mr. Gra- 
Iiarn, of Nciimway, providing for llic 
rcpfnl of all lawn for the piini«limcnt 
of cilizfiis of tlic .Sliilc liy stripes.— 

Mr. (irolmin arlvoculeil tlie pas.»3ge 
uf the bill on tlie ground lliat whip- 
ping for petty ulTvitan, usually com- 

mined hy yoi'i'g "Ifc"'!'-™. ':'»' " ^"^ 
denry to mahegrcat criminals of thoin. 

hv making llii-ni lose all self re.«pcel, 
and had been found to be a cruel, 
liarsh and barbarous way of pnnisb- 
,„„„t by the army and navy ol the 
United Slates, and by all the Sates 
of the llnion oxc(M>t Delaware and 
Virginia ; that while the o( ol- 
len.-es sought to be pUTlishcd by law, 
invviding for pnnislnuent by sinpe.s, 
ought lo bo pnnishc.l, yet <d 
relii-e, sehools of rcfcu-m and solitary 
eonli'neun^ut were lonnd pielbrable, 
and in many c.isci y.inug criminals 
were aelually leformed aud saved for 
Booiely, while, if publicly whipped, 
th.'V were lost to society, and beuarao 
a curse to it. 


Father Uyaeinthc who is laborins 
for a reforinalion in the Clatholic 
church has started a paper of his own, 
bearing the above caption. His ob- 
•,.,■1 appears not lo ho lo withdraw 
Vriun the Catholic chui<-li, butlo.sUirt 
a lelof iialioii in it, m ihing obsolete, 
many of the trailitious whi;li have 
hicu inlroduecd, contrary to the spirit 
oltheCiospel. lie has gained eun- 
sider.ible popularity of late, and no 
diiubt will nialie a ninrU int he world, 
and gain a large circulation for his 


Eroni late reports, religious liberty 
is dawning in Kussia. Many of the 
I'roteslanis who, rather than suffer 
perseiaitiou, relnrnod to the (ireeli 
church are now avowing I'rotestauisin 
idthough some arc still under- 
soiiment on account of 

A letter frflm Rome 6ta'/« that on 
the 1 1th. ult., the Pope gave audi- 
ence lo 1,(100 women behniging to 
ihe Catholic Interests Society, or 
marshalled bv it. On the l.Otli. he 
received Ki'i females servants and 
eoolis, eondiieted by the Marquise Ser- 
lupi. In replying to their address, 
the Pope said they ought to imitate 
the handmaids of ludith, who assist- 
ed their mistress lo rid the country 
ol" its oppressors. 

A lar-re numbrr ol oar patrons are recciv 

of both Sexes," "Aids and Aims for Girls 
and Young Women," "Ways of Life ; or, 

tlie Rii,'lit Way and the Wrong Way," $8. 
Any of the aliove named hooks can bo ob- 
taini-d by leaving orders at Ibis ollicc, or at 
tbe Pilgrim olbce, James Creek, Pa. 

books as ni liced below, as prcml- 
ex(>rcs9 themselves highly Jileased 

ing o^i 
ums, and 

Willi tbcni. Others who are not agents, 
have enquired whether wo keep them for 
BSle. Wo have now made arrangcincntB 
with Mr. Wells lo t'utnisb any of their i>ub. 
lications post paid at publiBliers pi-ices. Or 
dcrs 10) books must bo accompanied with 
the cash, and plain directions for Bonding 

nreninn of St. Piiul. By George JarviB 
" Plain 


"How to Talk," 
"How to do BuBi- 

New HymD Books, English. 

TCKKEV Muitocco 

One copy, 


*1 00 

Per Dozen, 

Plain Arabbquk. 

It 25 

One Copy, 


- 75 

Per Do/en, 

Pl*in Sheep. 

8 50 

One Copy, 


- 75 

Per Dozen 


8 OC 

Ger'n & Eaglish, Plain Sheep. 

One Copy 


$ 1 00 

Per Dozen 

11 3", 




Turkey raorocco. 

$ 1.25, 

SingJe Germau post-paid, 


Per Dozen 


5 50 


going iinpri 

their religious belief 


Keceutly, then) has been n stoue | 
found in the Moabitish territory that 
is causing somee.Ktitcinciit ainougthe 
curious. It ineasuix's 3G in. by ISiu., 
is of hard close grauile, and has si.v 
lines of wriltcu characters almost idcn- 
tioul in form, with the sinnitic letters. 
The chiraoiers which arc clear and 
nearly perfect, arc translated as Ibl- 
lows : "We diove Ihcm away — the 
people of Ar Moab at the Marsh 
ground, there they made a thnnit of- 
fering In God their King, aud .Icru- 
aaleiii rejoiced, as also Mo^es their" Mr. Henry Ijumley has 
\noughi a cipy of it to E ;glar.d, aud 
with good evidence fi-oiu people who 
know the history of the stone. 

K'v. .1. E. Savi-t, of Indianapolis, 
sailixl with i\U wife and child on llie 
lOlli ins!., for Turkey, as n missiona- 
ry lor the American lioard. 

Goer, D. D. 12mo. fine edition, $1 
edition, 75 cents. 

Footprinlt of Life; or. Faith and Nature 
liociiaciled.— A Poora in three parts. Tlie 
Body. The Soul. Tho Doil}» By Philip 
Ilnrvcy, M. 1). SLa.'!. 

/Vui( Ovilnrcfor the Million. A Hand- 
book, being a Guide to tlic Cultivation aud 
Managcmc-nl of Frail Trees. Doscriptions 
of tho BoBt Varieties, and How lo Propagate 
Ihem. illaatrated Jl.OO. 

JIand book for Uome Imprommcnt ; com- 
prising "How to Write," 
How to Betiavc," and 
nCBB," in one vol. 2.25. 

lloic to Lire ; Paving .ind Wasting, or Do- 
mostic Econosiy. By Solon Robinson. $1.50. 
lloftf and Help' for Ute Young of both 
acre*, Iloliiling to the Formnlion of Cbarac. 
tor. Choice of Avocation, Hcallb, Convcr- 
Ballon, Cultivalion oflnlellccl, Moral Sen- 
timonlB, Social Atfeclion Courteliip and 
Marriage. By Uev. G. S. Weaver. Muslin, 

Life til Home ; or, Tho Family and lis 
JlomlirrB. Husbands, Wives, Parents, Chil- 
dren, Brolhors, SistorB, Einployors and 
Employed, etc. By Ucv. Williaiu Ailiinau, 
D. 1). A work which slionld be found in 
every family. $I..")0. EMni gilt, $2.00, 

Man and Wo'uitn ■ Considered in tlicir 
Belalions to each OUk rand to the World. 
By Henry C. Poddor. 12iao, Fancy cloth. 
I'rico *1.00. 

J/tia, (a Oenesiiandin Geology; or, the 
Biblical Account of Man's Crealinu, tested 
by Soiontilic Tlieorios of bis Origin and 
Anticiuity. By JoBipli P. Thompson, D. 
U., I.I..i). One vol. ISiao, $1.00. 
I Oratory — Sacred and J^ecular ; or, the 
I Extemporaneous Speaker. Ineludiag Cbiiir- 
man's Guide for conducting Public Moot, 
lags accordiag to iho Parliamentary 
forms. By Wm. Pillengor. $1.30. 

'J7ie Emphatiry liiaglntt ; or The New Tcs; 
tninont in Greek and English. Containing 
Ihe Original Greek Te\l of the Now Testa- 
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English Translation. A Work for Staacats 
la Theology, and S. S. Teachers. By Benja- 
amin Wilson. Price, $1.00 ; extra fine bind- 
ing. $5.00. 

The Right Il'.o-rf I'a the Rijjl Plaee. A 
New Pocket Dictionary and Bcfcrence 
Book. Embracing Synonyms, Teclinieal 
Tenns, Abbreviations, Foreign Pbmsos, 
Writing for Uio Press, Panclaation, Proof- 

Trine Immersion. 

A discussion na Trim- Immersion, Ijy letter 
betwepn Elder B. F. Mooniaw and Dr 
J. J. JackHon, to wbich ie annexed a 
Treatise on tlic Lord's Supper, and on 
tbe neceesity, character and cvidencea of 
the new birtb, also adialogue on tbe doc^ 
trine of non-renistanoe, by Elder H. F. 
Mooraanv. Single copy 50 cents. 


Tbe Spring session of Salem College will 
opei. fortUc roceplion ol any number of 
Ktudiuts Irom all part a ol tUe country, on 
tbe 20tb. ol Mnrcli 1S73. 

Ample accommodation?, and thovougbin- 
etniction will lie yiveu all students wbo con- 
ned lliiniseivesNvitb Ibis College. Good 
bourd can be obtuiued in the best of fami- 
lies, at $3, ■'iO to $3.00 per week ; orstudente 
can tioard Ibemsilves. separately or in cliiba, 
at trom $1.2'« to $1.00 per week, as largo 
numbers ai-e doing, with tlie consent of the 
fftCiilty. An extensive boarding liouse is to 
be erected by a brother early in the season, 
to ucciiniinodatc all children of brethren, 
who desire it. Parents and Guardians can 
rely on the location of the College at Bour- 
bon, (isb(;ingii pfrtnancnt (M-raiisefuntt, and 
that tbe bcallh of tbe locality is ^ntsurpiits- 
ed. by anj' place in tbe entire cnuulry. 

Special care will be given to students who 
are far Horn linme, that shall he sali&lactory 
to jmrents. For C'ataloguea, Scholarebips, 
aud full particulars, address. 

Jnn, 23. ly. 


Bourbon Ind. 


Treatise on the Salutati m, Fectwashing 
an(i;ibc Loid's Supper, by Eld, David Bos- 
sermau, intended more especially for Ibe 
Brotherbnod. They are now ofi'ered for sale 
on tbe following terms ; Single Copy, lOcte. 
Per Dozen, SOcts. 

Address, D. Bosserraan, Gettysburg, Pa. 

rruNTiNanoN sbroau top rail koad 

Winter Airaugement. 

On and after Saturday. Noverabpr aitli, ISTl. 

Passenger Trabis will arrive anddepartasroUows: 



A. M. P. M. 

1870 1872 


Blocd Cleanser or Panacea. 

A tonic and pui^^e. Tor Blood Diseases. 
Great reputation. Many testimonials. jMany 
niiniyttving hrelbren use aud recommend it, 
vlsk or send lor tbe "ileallh Meosengrr." 
Use ouly the '■ Panacea" prepared at Chi- 
cago, Ills., and by 

Dr. P. Fahrney's Brothers & Co., 
Jan. 10. tf. WaynmborQ^ jPrankltn. Co., Fa 

8 10 Huntinedon 
8 20 Lo.iK siding 
8 34 .i.cConell-siown 

8 41 PleiisantGrovo 
S .')3'M;irkli'>*biirg 

9 OC Cofitre Kiiii 
9 14 Knugh^SiUvady 
9 28'C(ive 
il S! I'tsliersSum'lt 

7 47 111 l!^ Hlddlcsbmg 

7 h4. ID i:r. n<.iic«A-ii 


11 -,0 


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6 54{ 

7 (KM 
Ar 7 15 

8 I'Jl Ti -l 

8 ;(2i 11 tifi ' 

8 it; 11 :;" 

8 :c\ 11 ■!'■ 

K :v,i 1 1 :i : 

n iw 11 ;ii; 

^}W\ II 411 

9 00 Ar 4 ."» 1 

8 49 

4 211 


4 i;; 

8 27 









3 13 


3 08 

7 16 

Lb 2 52 



6 37 

2 26 

6 20 

2 08 





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1 It 

5 22 

1 07 

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The undersigned having been euccessful in 
sending out good Queens, and giving gen- 
eral salisfiiclion during llie past season, is 
prepared iind will coDlinue the business lor 
the coming season. 
Piico for Queen, 52.51 



New Enterprise, 

.Ian. .^Olli. Bedford county. Pa. 



Jan. 15, 18T2. 
FLOun, Extra family 

" >uperflue 

" fancy brands 

" Itye 

ConN Me-M. 

WnE.\T, while, per bushel. . 

" red. " 




■ ;7.50 
. 8.00 
. 5.00 
. 4.00 
. 1.116 
. 1.45 
. .80 


A unmber of lePponMblu advcrtisemculs 
not couUictiug with the design of our work 
will be admitted on our outside pages on tliii 
following terms: 

Single insertion, per line, 10 cts. 

Three mouths, per line, each time, 8 cts. 

Six months, do do do, (I cte. 

One Year, do do do, 5 cis. 

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ments (piarterly on presentation of bill. 



Koadiug, and other Valuable Infonnntiou. 
Cloth, (Sets. 

WVflrer'« IVorft* for the Toying. Com- 
prising "Hopes aud Helps for Uic Young 

Flodu, Fancy Brands. . . . 

'* Family 

" Extra 6.C5 

" Lowgradea 4.50 

WuKAT, while, per bushel 1.00 

uiii " 

" Winter red " 1.75 

Corn 48 

Jats 43 

Uyk 43 

Baullv 8o 

t®-GLAD HOS ANNAS. We now keep 
on band, for sale, Ibe above music books 
which we will send, post free, at the retail 
price, aOcts, to all who may wish them, 

tup: pilgrim, 

Published by J. B. Brumbaugh, it Co. 
Edited by H. B. & Geo. Brumtjiuigl', 

D. P. .Sayler, Double Pipe Crecli, JW- 
Leonard Fm-ry, New Enttrprise, Vn. 

Tbe PUorim is a Christian Periodical, 

voted to religion and moral reform 

It wil 

advocate in the spirit of low and ItMrty, l 
principles of true Cliri&tianity, labor lor ii.i ^ 
proniiition of peace ijnKmg the P'''^'P"?_, 


God, for the encouragement of H' 
and for the couver9ic)n of sinners, i 
those things which tend toward d]^umou 
suctioual feelings. 


- year, 

Single copy, 

i)Ook4JapeT, ^ ^ , 

Eleven copies, [eleventh for ^gt. ] *i'-' 
.•Iny unmber above that nt the same rau, 


James Creet 

1 ■^'■ 

Huntingdon couniyi 



VOL. 3 


NO. 11. 

Fur the Pilgrim. 


Our rep|'onpil>ilities are equal. 

"Tite wovJ of God cometh by hears 
iiio-," that is, liie word is recoived in- 
to the iimlerKtanding or into the soul 
by or through the fuculties or sense of 
lic.iiiiig, and "hcjiring cometh by the 
word of God"— tliat is, by it, as a cre- 
ative powor, the pense of hearing, ap 
arc also all tlie other faculties created. 
"But how sliall they hear unless they 
have a pTeacher?" i.e., how shall 
God's wi'l be cninnuinicated to the 
soul through llie sense of hearing or 
any other laenlty, unless there be a 
corresponding eommunicative faculty 
to convey God*s thoughts to the un- 
derstanding? And "how shall they 
preach except tliey he sent?" Verily 
how shall any ouo. be an instrument 
or vehicle to convey tidings of salva- 
tion when he has never received such 
tidings liimself? When the "blind 
lead the Mind botli sliall fall into th" 
ditch." Blind speakers lead blind 
iiearei-s, and fire verse, they go hand 
in hand liackwards down into the 
ditch. Prcacliing, then, is the trans- 
mission of God's will by men to one 
another; and it is not cnnfined to the 
organs of spcecii and hearing. Actions 
pptak. True, thfy sometimes spjak 
louder than word ; therefore all wlio 
act are also speakers — ])reaehers, or 
living "cpisries read of all men." 
"Every man's work shall be tried as 
by fire." The fire is God's word. 
Woiks, then, are tried by the Word. 
By men and wom-.n in whom the word 
dwells, who are moved to criticise as 
tliey do by the witrd — who are just 
as "»h:ir]i" as the word itself, and 
wnose very l-eiag will consequently 
liiive the same influence upon human- 
'ty that the word has upon them. The 
elements of the suid tliat is born of 
tiie will of God are the word of God, 
^vliich isofHuchanatuicthat it throws 
off all that docs not belong to it, and 
a« a healthy budy throws off disease 
'"ore riadilv than a bicklv one, so the 
'pi thy sun I will throw off 


r sin more 

than one i^ iu an unhealthy cou- 

But in a more definite sense, preacli- 
iug is speaking publicly of the truths 
of religion at regular or special times 
and places, and a corresponding defi- 
nition of hearing is, an assemblage of 
people listening to one who professes 
to speak of religion. All the perform- 
ances of each individual may be ei- 
ther directly or indirectly referred to 
or hinted and approved or denounced 
by the assembly during the delivery 
of one sermon. But God only is the 
perfect judge of what is done, ^^an 
can judge correctly only in propor- 
tion to his stature and consequently 
his strength in Christ Jesus. The 
speaker may make assertions of what 
he believes to be truth, and the liear- 
ers may agree or disagree with him, 
and one or both may bo right or wrong; 
everything is dependent upon and 
judged by the word of the Lord. By 
men and women who have that word 
dwelling in them richly, who have by 
dilligent search and service had their 
sense exercised to discern both good 
and e/il. "If God be for us, who 
can be against us." If what we say 
or do is in accordance with Ilis word ; 
if all our performances are the pro- 
duct of impressions distinctively made 
upon us by the word of God, then 
God is fur us and none can be against 
us. If, when we are in the position 
of I carers, we have on the "whole 
armor of Goil" we shall be able to 
repel all the "fiery darts of the wick- 
ed" though they should be thrown or 
thrust at us by devils transformed in- 
to angels of light, working in disguise 
under the banner of King Jesus as 
watchers upon the walls of Zion. But 
the stml tliat ventures out unequipped 
with the heavenly armor is exposed 
to a horrible deatli at the hands ofa 
merciless enemy. In the position of 
a hearer merchandise is made of him, 
by great swelling words he is raagne 
tized — mesmerized — a i)rosclytc is 
made of him, two-fold more the child 
of hell than he was before, his mind 
is controlled by the cunning devices 
of men, and he is led captive down to 
eternal destruction at the will of satan. 
And if it should be our lot to occupy | 

the position of speakers; if we are 
"thoroughly furnished unto every 
good work," workmen that have no 
need to be ashamed" rightly dividing 
tlie word of truth, ".speaking forth 
the words of truth and soberness.'' 
"Sound speech that cannot be eon*, 
demned" — then we need not fear the 
criticisms of men, God is for 
us. Our words and His ^^'ord har- 
monize ; they arc gladly received by 
all the children of God; but they arc 
rejected by all who obey not tin; Gos- 
pel. The minister is the servant of 
the church, the hearers are the judges 
who determine the propriety or im- 
propriety ot his service, and God 
judges finally, approving or disap- 
proving of every operation. The 
minister is very frequently charged 
and warned in the 8cri[)tures. A cer- 
tain woo is pronounced upon him if 
he preach not the Gospel, but all the 
world is commanded to hear. "He 
that hath ears to hear let bira hear." 
All are equally bound to know and 
obey the Scriptures according to the 

abilities which (Jed has given. 

John. B Gakver. 

ShiiieyJjHi-ij, J'a. 

For tlie Pilffnrn. 

"Tlicro is a n^pinn Itudicr lor 
Tliiiti sat^ce tvll or poets sing , 

i?rij,'Utei limn summer lipautics arc, 
And softer tlinn the tints of spriug. 

Brethren and sisters, when we an- 
ticipate the glories of heaven, the joys 
that there await ihc ehildreii of God, 
and the unbounded happiness there 
to be realized by those who gain ad- 
mittance into that lovely land of the 
blest, it should encourage us on our 
pilgrifii journey thitherwards, to bo 
alive to our duty to God and to one 
another. Our t'mc is siiort here, and 
in this short time the lot with the 
righteous must be secured, or ever be 
debarred from that happy land. True, ; 
we have trials and diHicultics, we' 
meet with obstacles while living 
among sinners, and consequently, ! 
Homctiiues are called to sustain losses, j 
temporally, I mean, in order to carry j 
out the principles of the Gospel. It | 
nay be possible, when surronudcd | 
,vith ungodly men, that we have to : 
endure reproach, derision, mockeries, ; 

aud the topgue of the slanderer may 
be unbridled ; perhaps busy to spreaj 
vil reports broade;ist through the 
land, but notwithstanding all thiiy 
be reserved, do not get excited, put 
(he spirit of revenge far away from 
• ou, always solemnly considering of 
what spirit you are. 

O let us show ihat by tiie grace 0#' 

iod and the help of Jesus, the deviF, 

through his legions of agcnU, cannoft. 

^ausc us to swerve one iota from tb« 

[)latforni of the Gospel of Jesus Clirist, 

Let us rather double our diligt-nco to 

ivc a holy life, have an untainted 

chu-acterin the sight of God and man^ 

that they wlio may re[)roach or speak 

evil of yoa may be ashamed when 

hey see your good eonverjatiou in 

Christ Jesus. Let us be ever ready 

o do good to all men, even to ouf 

■ueinies when necessity requires. Bf 

in unspolteil life, accompanied witl» 

[uuch self-denial, we gain the appro* 

nation of God, and (lie Judge's Ci\lL 

"f'ome up ye blcasoil of my Fattier, 

The purchased of my dying lovii. 

Receive tbtr crown of life find glory, 

Wliicli are laid up for you aliovo 1 

For yon, dear souls, wlio havo cootiai 


With rae in all temptation t>orc, 

I liavo secured for you a kingdom, 

To reiyn with n:e forever moro. 

Tlicre are flowing fountains of living 
No sickness, pain, nor death to f''Jir; 
No sorrow, sighing, no JVars nor dyiug 
, Shall evcrhnvc admittance there. 

But how will sincere stand and Iremblef 

Wlien .FuBtic<' calls thcin to the Bar^ 
These that reject his olFered mercy, 
Tiieir everlasting doom to hear." 

() sinner, take timely warning, for 
when the accounw ofytuir sins will 
he cast up you shall stand in awe, ami 
tiiey shall cronvlnec you to your facO 
of your own iniquity. "Then shall 
the righteo